Sport & Recreation Funding

Grants of up to $100,000 are available for sport and recreational facilities through the 2015/2016 Community Facility Funding Program (applications open in April 2015). Clubs should contact the Shire in March if they wish to apply for funding for stage 1 - Project Proposals.  Final stage 2 applications which have been selected by Sport & Recreation Victoria for full applications need to be lodged by 27 July, 2015.

The program can provide grants of up to $100,000 and is designed to assist clubs, organisations, communities and councils to work together in developing local sport and recreation facilities that create more accessible, usable and sustainable opportunities. Councils can apply for total maximum funding of $200,000 under this category for up to three applications (project cost must not exceed $500K). There is a separate Soccer section which provides grants for up to $100,000 through the Community Facility Funding Program.

The only other program with significant funds is the Country Football Netball Program and the first round for 2015 closes 31 January (expressions of interest need to be submitted to the Shire by 16 December 2014), 2015 and the next round will open in July 2015.

Councils are allowed to apply for a maximum of $100K per annum.

It should be noted that all these funding programs are competitive and the Mornington Peninsula Shire is competing against 78 other municipalities. Therefore it’s important that clubs thinking of applying for funding contact the Shire as early as possible.

The funding is contributed by Sport and Recreation Victorian and provided through Mornington Peninsula Shire. Community organisations have the opportunity to access funds by applying directly to the Shire. We will then assess the applications, and submit up to three applications for consideration to Sport and Recreation Victoria.

The funding is available to support sport and recreation projects such as change facilities for junior or female use, shared paths and tracks, sports surface development, projects for young people and families, program and meeting space and provision of disability access.

Project applications will be assessed by Sport and Recreation Victoria and announcements of successful applications will be made from September 2015. 

Applicants can discuss their project ideas with James Rogers, Recreation Community Liaison Officer on: 5971 9321 before submitting their applications.

The guidelines and additional information are available for download at the