Sport & Recreation Funding

There are a broad range of opportunities for community sport and recreation organisations to attract funds for projects, events, equipment and other initiatives. The below list of resources offer a wide variety of grants and funding.

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.

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.

Sport & Recreation Victoria Grants

Sport and Recreation Victoria (state government) provides grants and funding to support groups from local community clubs through to the elite level. Funding is available for a range of activities, from improving or building new facilities to putting in place community projects and programs. Please note that some grant programs can only be applied for by Council, and may require matching funding contributions.

The following funding programs are available:

Other Grants

Funding opportunities are also available from a range of other sources:

Further Assistance

Australian Sports Foundation

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.


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 operation including club management, finances (including grants and sponsorship), volunteering, marketing, governance etc.