Grants and Funding

Open Grants 

Telstra Footy Grants 2024

Our clubs are encouraged to apply for any of the below areas which may help to build the capacity of the club to succeed. 

Items which can be funded include:

  • Undertaking short courses (75% of total cost up to $1,000)
  • Electronic POS processes or accounting software such as xero (75% of total cost up to
  • Line-markers (75% of total cost up to $2,000)
  • Replace of manual score to an electronic scoreboard (50% of total cost up to $20,000)
  • Items required to modify ovals for junior football or NINES competitions (75% of total
    cost up to $1,500)
  • Goal post padding (75% of total cost up to $1,000)
  • Defibrillators (75% of total cost up to $1,500)
  • Behind the goal netting (50% of total cost up to $20,000)
  • Other initiatives approved by State AFL body


  • Start-up costs associated with the establishment of new or amalgamated clubs or new
    female teams in the age groups of 5-9 year olds (new team costs up to $2,000, new club
    costs up to $15,000)
  • Subsidies to encourage increased participation of multicultural, Aboriginal and/or Torres
    Strait Islander, all abilities, or disadvantaged participants (up to $500 per player)
  • Indigenous or Pride themed jumpers where a club demonstrates additional education/
    awareness is delivered, i.e a club delivers cultural awareness training to participants prior to
    an indigenous themed round (75% of total cost up to $2,000)
  • Other initiatives approved by State AFL body


  • Initiatives, resources and or assets that promote and enhance child safety standards
  • Short-term financial support to distressed clubs ie where a natural disaster may have
    impacted on the club’s ability to operate
  • Other initiatives approved by State AFL body.





Key site(s) for more info:


Sports and Recreations Victoria (SRV) Grants 2024

Status: Open

Closing: 20/03/24

The Sporting Club Grants Program provides funding for community sport and active recreation organisations across Victoria.

Access to this funding helps grassroots clubs and organisations address barriers in participation, develop safe and sustainable practices and build social and active local communities.

This program assists organisations to:

  • acquire uniforms and equipment that are essential for participation , first-aid and safety
  • attract, build the capability and retain a skilled workforce – both volunteer and paid
  • increase equity, diversity and inclusiveness
  • implement good governance practices
  • increase participation of individuals and communities who participate less
  • create opportunities so Victorians can participate in ways that suit them
  • build a robust sector that responds to current and changing community needs
  • support athletes to achieve success in their sport at the highest level.

SRV Sporting Club Grants Guidelines

For more information:


Previous Successful SCIF Recipients

The below table outlines successful SCIF Grant recipients from 2023

Broadford Football Netball Club First Nations Round
Hallam Football Netball Club Celebration of Indigenous People in our community and the sport of AFL
Hallam Football Netball Club POS for Gate and Canteen
Healesville Football Netball Club Inc Healesville FNC On Ground equipment
Narre Warren Football Netball Club New POS
Narre Warren Football Netball Club Defibrillator
Yarra Glen Football Netball Club Flood recovery
Yea Football Netball Club Point of Sale System for our Volunteers