Sports and Recreation Victoria – Emergency Grant: Sporting and Recreational Equipment

Sports and Recreation Victoria – Emergency Grant: Sporting and Recreational Equipment

Disaster Relief, Grants - Open grants, VIC Grants


This program helps local sport and active recreation clubs and organisations replace essential sports equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of unpreventable and exceptional events such as fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage.

Funding of up to $2,000 is available.

Who Can Apply?

Eligible applicants include local Victorian community-based clubs or organisations involved in the delivery of sporting and active recreation opportunities. The club or organisation must:
– Be non-government and not-for-profit.
– Be registered as an incorporated body. If the club or organisation is not incorporated it must arrange for a legally constituted organisation to manage the funds.
– Posses an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide written advice from the Australian Tax Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment.
– Participate in an organised competition of a sport recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.
– Adhere to and enforce the Fair Play Code (or) their relevant State sporting association code of conduct/member protection policy, which incorporates the Fair Play Code.
– Have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

Eligible Activities

Eligible equipment include:
– Equipment that is required for ongoing participation in an activity that is transferable to other participants and remains the property of the club/organisation (i.e. bats, match balls, equestrian jumps, racquets, gymnastic mats, team equipment kits and badminton nets).
– Injury prevention equipment that is transferable (i.e. goal post padding, batting pads, gloves, goalie gear, helmets and catcher’s gear).
– First aid equipment which is necessary for immediate attention to injury that may occur during participation in sport or active recreation.

Main Assessment Criteria

The main assessment criteria include:
– Eligibility
– The nature of the loss/damage
– Adequate evidence supporting the application
– The questions How? Why? and What?

Please refer to the Guidelines for the complete list of the assessment criteria.

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