Mildura Rural City Council - Grants

Council’s Recreation Grants Scheme provides recreation groups with the opportunity and financial assistance to undertake a broad range of small to medium projects, with funding available through two different programs.

The Recreation Facilities Upgrade Grant is aimed at capital works projects that will improve or upgrade recreation facilities within the municipality.

How much is available?
Up to $15,000. Funding is provided on a $2 for $1 funding ratio. For every $2 contributed by Mildura Rural City Council to a project, successful applicants must contribute a minimum of $1.

The Recreation Development Grant is aimed at projects that encourage new leisure initiatives with the potential to expand the range and quality of recreation opportunities or increase participation in a particular activity.

How much is available?

Up to $3,000. Funding is provided on a $2 for $1 funding ratio. For every $2 contributed by Mildura Rural City Council to a project, successful applicants must contribute a minimum of $1.

When do grant applications open and close?   Opening February 2021 close 6 weeks later.

How do I apply for this grant?

Applications must be submitted electronically via Council’s on-line grants portal (Smartygrants).

To start an application please call (03) 5018 8100 and ask to speak to Sue O’Brien, Recreation Officer








 Local Supporting Champions

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) administers a program called Local Sporting Champions (LSC), which provides financial assistance for 12-18 year olds who are competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships. If successful, junior sportsmen and women can receive a grant of $500 - $750 to help towards the cost of attending the competition. Further details about the program is available on the ASC’s website:




The Tennis Australia Facility Loan Scheme financially assists affiliated Australian Tennis Clubs, Centres and Associations with upgrades, replacements and improvements on their tennis facilities, by providing low interest loans.  Further information: Tennis Australia or phone 9914 4000.

EMERGENCY SPORTING AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT   - Ongoing These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.   (Can be submitted up to 3 months after the loss or damage)  Amount: Up to $2000  Further information: Department of Transport, Planning & Local Infrastructure (Sport & Recreation Victoria) or phone 1300 366 356.


GRANTS 4 GRASSROOTS – AUSTRALIAN SPORTS FOUNDATION - Grants available for innovative ideas to increase participation in grassroots and community based sport. 

How to apply?

Complete an online application – you will need your ABN and information about your organisation’s incorporation and financial status for the application.

More questions? Check out our FAQs for more information.  Still need help? Contact us on 02 6214 7868 .


Boots For All equipment grant – OPEN

Boots For All’s vision is to have an active and socially inclusive Australia through sport. The organisation exists to break down barriers to sport participation & strengthen communities by collecting & distributing quality, new and near-new sports equipment to vulnerable Australians and by providing volunteering and training opportunities via the Sports for All social enterprise sports store.

Status: Ongoing

Amount: Various sports equipment

Further information: Visit Boots For All website, call 1800 752 227 or email