Resources for Sports Clubs

The Shire manages sports facilities across the Peninsula for a wide range of sport activities.

This page includes information for sports clubs, including: club development, our services, and the processes to help you manage, maintain and operate your facility.

Becoming a Good Sports Club

Good Sports helps clubs to create a healthy, thriving, inclusive club culture, and will equip your club with all the free tools, resources and support you need to build a club culture that’s a real winner.

Good Sports has been proven to reduce harm and positively influence health behaviours, as well as strengthen club membership and boost participation.

The Good Sports program is implemented voluntarily through community sporting clubs, helping clubs to promote healthier, safer and more family-friendly environments. Please visit Good Sports for more information.

Support for operating a Sports Club

Clubhelp has been developed by the Victorian State Government and Regional Sport Victoria as a "one stop shop" for local sporting clubs. This resource aims to assist with all elements of club operations including club management, finances (including grants and sponsorship), volunteering, marketing and governance.

VicSport aim is to get as many people in Victoria engaging in sport and physical activity as possible. They are the peak body for sport and active recreation in the state and work closely with the Victorian Government to promote the many benefits sport has to offer.

The Australian Sports Foundation was established by the Federal Government with the mission to raise money for Australian sport by helping sports fundraising gain tax-deductible status.

Grants and Funding

There are a broad range of opportunities for community sport and recreation organisations to attract funds for projects, events, equipment and other initiatives.   Some grant programs can only be applied for by Council and may require matching funding contributions.

Please visit the Funding Finder portal where you can search for all relevant grants and funding from local, state and federal governments as well as philanthropic grant programs.

Mornington Peninsula Shire Grants

Mornington Peninsula Shire offers annual community grants and funding programs that seek to support projects, programs and services that benefit the local community.

For larger scale projects, Community groups also have the opportunity to make a submission for funding through Mornington Peninsula Shires annual budget. Further details, including how you can make a submission can be found on the budget page.

Please ensure that you discuss your proposed project with the Shire prior to making any funding submission for works on Shire-owned land or other assets.  A good starting point is to simply ask a question and we will get back to you.

External Grants for Sports Clubs

For an overview of all Federal and State grants relevant to community sports clubs, please visit the links below:

Community Capital Projects

If you are considering completing works to a Shire building or sports ground, you must seek Shire approval prior to the commencement of any work. Depending on the scale of work, this may go through our Community Capital process. Please see the Community Capital Infrastructure Projects page for more information.

Building and Ground Maintenance Requests

Both Sporting clubs and the Shire have responsibilities regarding maintenance sporting facilities. If your sports club has a maintenance issue and requires the Shire’s involvement, you have the following options:

  1.  For urgent problems please call us on 1300 850 600 (after hours) or 5950 1000. 
  2. Complete an on-line maintenance request form. Please follow this link; Report a Problem 
  3. From a mobile device, download the 'Snap Send Solve' application from the App store.

Sports Club eNews Archive

Please see below for previous editions of the Sports Club eNews:

Winter 2019

Summer 2019-2020

Autumn 2020

Staying informed

Join our Sports Club mailing list to receive quarterly newsletters and regular updates that are relevant to your sports club.