Participation Initiative Grant

Up to $75,000 is available from Participation Initiative Grant to support programs that increase participation in sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley.

Participation Initiative Grant

Participation Initiative Grant

The Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative provides seed grants with the key objective of increasing participation rates for targeted population groups that are currently underrepresented in sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley, which incorporates the Wellington Shire, Latrobe City and Baw Baw Shire.

This participation initiative encourages the development of strategic partnerships to co-design and delivery innovative community projects that increase and sustain inclusive participation in both organised and informal sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley.



The Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative is provided under the Victorian  Government’s $85 million Sports and Community Package, administered by the Latrobe Valley Authority. The package has a key objective of increasing participation in sport and active recreation that contributes to an ‘Active & Healthy’ region across Wellington Shire, Latrobe City and Baw Baw Shire.

In addition, Latrobe City has been designated as a Health Innovation Zone by the Victorian Government, with the Latrobe Health Assembly established to enable a community-led movement for improving health. Increasing engagement of populations not currently participating in active recreation has been identified as a priority, and an additional $150,000 has been allocated to expand the Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative in the Latrobe City.



The Participation Initiative Grant aims to increase opportunities and reduce barriers to sustainable participation as
well as build the capacity within the sport and active recreation sector to engage with underrepresented groups.



Grants of up to $75 000 will be made available to deliver new and innovative programs that increase participation in organised and informal sport and active recreation, particularly amongst people that are currently underrepresented.


Eligible Projects

The types of activities that may be considered under the program include, but are not limited to approaches that:

  • reach and engage the target group/s into formal or informal sport and active recreation opportunities
  • facilitate new, innovative and sustainable opportunities for participation in sport and active recreation for target group/s.
  • address barriers (such as discrimination, transport and flexibility in program delivery) to participation in programs and activities for target groups.
  • build capacity of sport and active recreation providers to engage with target groups and ensure ongoing safe and inclusive spaces, practices and activities (this can include inclusion training for staff and volunteers)


Eligible Applicants

Applications are invited from

  • Community organisations with a demonstrated connection to priority groups underrepresented in organised and informal sport and active recreation.
  • Sporting organisations with a demonstrated capacity to co-design and deliver a significant community project.

Applicants are encouraged to form collaborative partnerships to co-design and deliver projects with a focus on ensuring a strong connection with priority groups and the capacity to deliver sustainable sport and active recreation activities.

Applicants must:

  • be non-government, not-for-profit and registered as an incorporated body.
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide a completed Australian Tax Office form (Statement by a supplier) so that no withholding tax is required with the grant payment.
  • operate the majority of their activities in the Latrobe Valley region – that being Latrobe City Council, Wellington Shire Council and Baw Baw Shire Council.



Applications close 27 July 2018.


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