Darebin sports club grants

Learn about the Darebin sport recovery grants program.

Darebin Sports Grants Program

The Darebin Sports Grants Program is part of Darebin Council’s Community Grants program to support rebuilding the capacity of local sports clubs and organisations to respond and recover to the impacts of COVID19, as well as create inclusive environments and programs that allow residents of all ages, genders, abilities and backgrounds to get active, socially connect and participate in community sport.

This is a competitive grants program with grants of up to $2000 for participation and club capacity building initiatives, or up to $5000 for minor facility improvements (at Council owned venues). The grants program is available to eligible sports clubs and organisations who best address the focuses and criteria outlined in the Sport Recovery Grants Program guidelines.

The focus areas of this grants program for community sport are:

  • Improving our community’s physical and mental wellbeing through organised, beginner-friendly community sport activity with a strong focus on inclusion.
  • In particular, breaking down barriers to play for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, women, girls, LGBTIQ community, people with a disability, and multicultural and diverse communities.
  • Rebuilding sports club capacity to respond strongly from COVID impacts to better operate and deliver community sport activity and build inclusive club cultures/environments.

To apply

Submit your application online at Darebin Council's easy-to-use online grants portal (SmartyGrants).

Applications open on 30 August 2021, and will close on 27 September 2021. Round 2 of the program will open in February 2022.

More information

To find out more, contact our Leisure Services team on 8470 8888 or email us at