Up to $100,000 is available from the Shooting Sports Facilities Program to support projects that improve the quality and sustainability of shooting sports facilities and activities across Victoria.
Shooting Sports Facilities Program
The Shooting Sports Facilities Program is a Victorian Government funding program that provides funding support for projects that improve the quality and sustainability of shooting sports facilities and activities across Victoria.
The objectives of the Shooting Sports Facilities Program are to:
- increase access and opportunities for participation in shooting sports in a safe and friendly environment
- improve the quality of shooting sports facilities
- • enhance the shooting activities and programs for shooting sports participants
- improve the sustainability of Victoria’s shooting clubs, ensuring the long-term viability of shooting sports in Victoria.
Under the Shooting Sports Facilities Program – Round 3, applicants can apply for a one-off grant up to a total of $100,000 which must be matched on a $2:$1 ratio between the Victorian Government and shooting clubs. This means that the Victorian Government will contribute almost 67 per cent of a project’s total cost, and clubs need to contribute the other 33 per cent.
Applicants must provide at least 50 per cent cash (and therefore less than 50 per cent in-kind) for their total contribution to be eligible for funding. Applicants who provide greater than 50 per cent of their total contribution in cash will be prioritised.
The Shooting Sports Facilities Program – Round 3 will support projects that demonstrate how they will increase overall participation (with specific focus on females, Aboriginal Victorians and other under-represented communities) such as:
- upgrades to outdated and non-compliant facilities (such as toilets, change rooms, office, kitchen and amenities facilities)
- development of multiuse program and meeting spaces
- development of secure storage facilities
- upgrades to support more accessible and inclusive facilities
- purchase of sport shooting equipment (such as electronic targets, traps and/or trap houses)
- on range works’ that improve the integrity and safety of ranges (such as improvements or establishment of new baffles, berms, backstops, side walls etc.)
- environmental protection works, including the development of an Environmental Management Plan
- the purchase of land.
This program provides funding for:
- Shooting sports clubs (firearms only)
- Shooting organisations (firearms only)
To be eligible for funding, applicants must:
- Be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations)
- Possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can provide written advice from the Australian Tax Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
- Be financially solvent
Applications close 30 May 2018.