Grants and Funding

Grants are a great way to source funding for projects. There are always new ones opening up for various initiatives, so keep an eye out for updates.

Important things to keep in mind when applying for grants:
  • Most grants need submission of a budget and/or action plan. Make sure you’re project ready when applying for a grant.
  • Even though you apply for an amount, you may not receive all the funding applied for. Ensure you have other avenues to financially support the project.
  • The more information the better! Make sure you provide all the information you can about the project and who it may benefit, not only within the club, but also the wider community if applicable.
  • Seek help. If you have a large project, reach out to Maddy Gough ([email protected]) and your local council for any support you may need.


Open Grants 

Telstra Footy Country Grants

Local football clubs across Australia will have the opportunity to share in an $8 million funding boost over the next four years, as the AFL and Telstra launch Telstra Footy Country Grants. With a pool of $2 million to be distributed in 2024, eligible regional and metro clubs can apply for grants up to $20,000 – helping strengthen, sustain and grow local footy.

As the foundation of our great game and the heartbeat of communities, investment in local clubs is vital to ensuring everyone has access to play Aussie Rules and experience the health, social and wellbeing benefits that come with belonging to a club.

For more information:

Successful Round 1 Applicants

  • Seville JFC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity.
  • Thornton Eildon FNC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity.
  • Upwey Tecoma JFC – Grow and diversify participation.
  • Wesburn JFC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity.
  • Yarra Junction FNC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity.

Successful Round 2 Applicants

  • Broadford FNC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity
  • Seville FNC – Grow and assist volunteer capacity
  • Olinda Ferny Creek JFC – Grow and diversify participation
  • Yarra Junction JFC – Grow and diversify participation



Key site(s) for more info:


Toyota Good for Footy Raffle

The Toyota Good for Footy Raffle is for everyone who loves the game. We’re back for the 2024 Toyota AFL Premiership Season and it’s bigger and better than ever.

Tickets are only $5 and the club gets to keep 100% of the proceeds. Plus, it’s our biggest raffle ever with over $290,000 of prizes to be won, including three new Toyotas.

Last year, three local footy clubs raised over $80,000! Make sure your entire footy community is up and about for fundraising with Toyota because everyone and every step matters.

Both your Junior and Senior club can register separately for even more fundraising capacity.

Click here for more information

Closing: 09/09/24