The Victorian Government’s Significant Sporting Events Program is back for the 2023-24 financial year, with six funding rounds available in total.
The program offers funding for football clubs to host and run events, based around the operational costs it takes to get these off the ground.
Round 1 is now open for applications until August 31, but there are plenty of opportunities all year round, as per the following:
|Annual funding round||Funding round opens||Applications closing date||Indicative notification of outcome|
|Round 1||1 July||31 August||October|
|Round 2||1 September||31 October||December|
|Round 3||1 November||31 December||February|
|Round 4||1 January||Last day of February||April|
|Round 5||1 March||30 April||June|
|Round 6||1 May||30 June||August|
In its entirety, the following organisations are eligible for funding:
- National sporting organisations
- State sporting associations
- Regional sports assemblies
- Local government authorities
- Sport conference organisers
- Local sporting clubs and associations
- Private event organisations
- Not for profit organisations
Applicants are required to submit their applications at least six months prior to an event, with the timings important for any seasonal events that either begin or conclude campaigns.
With the Matildas doing the nation proud in the Women’s World Cup, the grants on offer can help to celebrate any contributions that women and girls make to our game.
It is encouraged to call the Events unit of Sport and Recreation Victoria prior to submitting an application on (03) 9623 1429.
For full details and to apply, click here.