AFL Victoria is pleased to advise the AFL’s Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) has re- launched for 2021.

The SCIF is part of the $18 million investment into Victorian community football announced by the AFL in September 2019, the largest investment in community football in the state in more than two decades, and will provide grant funding directly to local football leagues and clubs. We are excited to be able to offer this investment fund again post COVID-19 and ensure that community clubs, leagues and regions across Victoria have an opportunity to apply for support funding.

Local football clubs are at the heart of local communities. They play a critically important role in not only providing participation opportunities but deliver a range of benefits across social, health, community and economic outcomes.

Community football is the cornerstone of our game and underpins all aspects of our national sport. The AFL understands the challenges faced by football clubs across Australia, especially with a change in demographics and community expectations, so it’s vital we continue to invest into important initiatives that help strategically strengthen, sustain and grow community football into the future.

Round 3 will open on Monday 21st June 2021 until Friday 6th August 2021. 

Interested applicants should review the SCIF 2021 Guidelines in detail to determine their project’s eligibility here - https://cdn.aflvic.com.au/raw/scif-guidelines-finalmarch-202142180.pdf

The Application Link will be activated here on 21st June 2021. 

Should you have any queries, please send an email to scif@afl.com.au

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