Grant and funding support available to Vic local footy clubs

Richmond FC AFLW captain Katie Brennan visiting the Burnside Heights Football Club in Victoria, a club and community which has benefited from the redevelopment of its main oval. Photo by Dylan Burns/AFL Photos
There are a number of funding programs available to support local football clubs, leagues and councils across Victoria. Check out a summary and find out whether any of these programs could apply to your club.
The list of funding and grant programs designed to help Victorian community football grew this week with two programs opening – the new Telstra Footy Country Grants and Victorian Government’s Community Activation Grants Program.
Find out more about various grant and funding programs available:
Telstra Footy Country Grants
Local footy clubs across the country can now apply for Telstra Footy Country Grants with submissions for the new funding program open from today, Monday, February 5.
2023-24 Community Activation Grants Program
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to support community sport and recreation clubs. The grants aim to increase participation and enhance gender equality in sport and active recreation.
Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund
The Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund is a competitive Victorian Government investment program, open to Victorian rural and regional Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resorts Victoria.
SRV – Sporting Club Grants Program
Local sports clubs across Victoria can apply for up to $4,000 to support the club with a wide variety of aspects (on-field uniforms / equipment, volunteer support, governance, accessibility etc). Applications open Feb 20 and close March 20
Stay tuned for announcements regarding other funding programs available to community football clubs in coming weeks and months.
The AFL is committed to supporting the grassroots game, including with commercial and government partners on various support and funding programs, to ensure support is directed to where it’s needed most. To help the grassroots game thrive, the AFL has committed to a major increase in support for community football through an enshrined minimum level of annual funding – 10 per cent of the game’s revenue from 2023 onwards. This took investment in game development from $50 million in 2022 up to $67 million in 2023, with further increases projected this year and beyond as the game’s revenue continues to grow.