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Grants Open for Clubs through Sport and Recreation

Last year, VRFish was endorsed as a State Sport and Recreation Body by Sport and Recreation Victoria which unlocks much-needed funding for our member fishing clubs and associations.

Sport and Recreation Victoria have announced that applications are now open for the Sporting Club Grants Program (Round 2) and the Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package (Round 3). We’re encouraging our member fishing clubs to apply for grants through the programs.


Sporting Club Grants Program

Sport and Recreation Victoria have announced that applications for the Sporting Club Grants Program Round 2 are now open.

These grants provide opportunities for our clubs to improve their capacity and accessibility, purchase essential uniforms and equipment, and increase the skills of club officials. There is also funding to assist in ensuring clubs are COVIDSafe, and assist in return to sport initiatives. Finally, there is funding available for irrecoverable costs associated with the five-day lockdown in February. 

Under the Sporting Club Grants Program, there are five funding categories:

  • Uniforms or Equipment
  • Skill Development
  • Organisation Operational Capacity
  • COVID-19 Recovery
  • Circuit Breaker Event Support

Applications close on Tuesday 11 May 2021 at 5pm (or until funding is exhausted).

For more information and to apply, visit Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Sporting Club Grants Program website here.


Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package

Sport and Recreation Victoria have announced that applications for the Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package are now open.

  • Stream 2 – in Round 3, grants of up to $2,500 are available for associations and leagues and grants of up to $1,500 are available for individual clubs and community sporting and active recreation organisations that have not previously received funding from this program.

Applications from associations, leagues, clubs and community sport and active recreation organisations, that have not previously been funded under this survival Program* close on Tuesday, 18 May 2021 at 5pm (or until all available funding has been exhausted). 

We know several of our member organisations received funding in the previous round of the Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package. If your organisation is a previous recipient: 
*Previous grant recipients will be paid an automatic top-up grant from June 2021, provided they still meet the program eligibility criteria – these organisations will not need to submit a new application to receive this top-up grant. Top-up grant amounts are $1,500 for associations and leagues and $750 for clubs.

For more information and to apply, visit Sport and Recreation Victoria’s Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package website here.



There has never been a better time for Victorian fishing clubs and associations to join VRFish as a Fishing Club Supporter Member so your Club can access new funding opportunities and greater support through Sport and Recreation Victoria. 

Clubs, associations and individuals canΒ join VRFishΒ through our website here:Β www.vrfish.com.au/membership-join/


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