Sporting Uniform Grants Program

Up to $1,000 to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms.

    Sporting Uniform Grants Program


The Sporting Uniform Grants Program contributes to the Government’s policy priorities to support grassroots sport and recreation clubs create physically active communities, nurture talent and increase participation.

Encouraging participation in sport and active recreation is an effective way of strengthening communities across Victoria. Sport and Recreation Victoria provides grants and funding to support initiatives that help communities to get more active, more often.

Club sport plays a big part in the life of local communities. Being part of a club provides a socially valued role for participants and creates a sense of community membership.


Eligible Projects

Grants from this program can be used for the purchase of sporting uniforms that are essential for participation in sport, such as:

  • jumpers
  • tracksuits
  • socks
  • football boots
  • shirts
  • bathers
  • leotards
  • runners
  • shorts
  • skirts
  • hats
  • pants.

Preference will be given to projects that:

  • increase participation in communities with existing low levels of participation in sport and physical activity
  • reduce financial barriers to participation in communities with existing high levels of socio-economic disadvantage
  • provide uniforms for competitors and active participants (including umpires) rather than for non-playing officials
  • maximise the benefit of the grant by providing uniforms that will be owned by the club and used by multiple members or teams over time.


Eligible Applicants

This program provides funds for activities that support Victorian community-based clubs deliver sport and active recreation opportunities. The following
organisations can apply for funding:

  • sports clubs
  • active recreational clubs.

In addition, to be eligible for funding applicants must:

  • be non-government and not-for-profit
  • be affiliated with a state sporting association recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria
  • have not received a Sporting Uniform Grant in a funding round with a closing date within the previous 12 months
  • be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations) or be auspiced by an incorporated body, cooperative or association
  • 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
  • adhere to the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport
  • provide a quote for the uniforms intended to be purchased (the quote must include details of item type, number and total cost of uniforms).


  • school sport and recreation clubs are only eligible to apply if players are not current students (i.e. Old Boys clubs are eligible to apply)
  • each individual club can only submit one application per funding round.



The Sporting Uniforms program provides grants of up to $1000 to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms.



Application for Sporting Uniform Grants Program close Thursday 5 February 2015


Additional Information



311 local sports clubs will take the field in new uniforms after the announcement of $303,262 worth of funding across Victoria through the Sporting Uniform Grants Program, keeping the cost of sport down for families.
Minister for Sport and Recreation Damian Drum made the announcements today in Bendigo and Undera with local Football/Netball Clubs ahead of their season opening and stressed the importance of keeping sport cost-accessible.
“A sporting uniform is symbolic in tying a sporting club together and of course essential to getting out there and competing,” Mr Drum said.
“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to be supporting a program that eases the cost pressures for 311 local sporting clubs this year by providing funding for senior and junior team uniforms.
“The Coalition Government is acting on its pledge to get more Victorians more active, more often by proving this funding that will see clubs pass on the saving to participants.”
Mr Drum praised the role rural sporting clubs play in their communities, underlined by the fact that 176 of the recipient clubs are in rural and regional areas.
“Speaking to the local football and netball clubs today it’s evident that the clubs play a pivotal role in rural and regional Victorian communities so anything we can do to assist these clubs goes a long way to building a better regional Victoria,” Mr Drum said.
13 clubs around Bendigo and Undera today learned of their funding success while a further 298 clubs in the region and around Victoria will be announced in the coming weeks.


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