Below is a list of currently active and upcoming grants which Western Region Football League clubs are eligible to apply for.
The WRFL will regularly update this page with the latest grants available to its affiliate clubs.
SCIF is the Strategic Community Investment Fund (SCIF) and is designed to financially assist initiatives that can support Community Clubs affiliated to AFL Victoria in three key strategic areas; grow and assist volunteer capacity, grow and diversify participation, improve club environments and player experiences.
To see what initiatives your club can seek funding for please read further at the below link:
Applications for 2023 are open and are assessed monthly with all applicants advised no later than the 8th day of the month they lodge the application on its success. To apply, click the following link: https://aflvic.smartygrants.com.au/SCIF2023
We strongly encourage all clubs to apply for SCIF funding as there is up to $25,000 available for Clubs, and there is no limit on applications if appropriate.
2022-2023 Lalor Volunteer Grants
What is the Volunteer Grants?
The Volunteer Grants is a grants program that provides between $1,000 and $5,000 to volunteer groups to fund small capital works projects which enhance the vibrancy and viability of our community by increasing participation in volunteering.
Is my community group eligible?
In order to apply, your organisation must have an ABN and be one of the following:
- An incorporated not-for-profit organisation,
- An incorporated trustee on behalf of a trust with responsibility for a community asset or property or
- A local governing body.
- Have a minimum of 40% of volunteers working for the organisation
What sorts of activities are eligible?
Eligible activities can include (but is not limited to):
- small equipment that will assist the volunteers in their role
- transport costs of volunteers with disability
- fuel costs incurred by volunteers
- training for volunteers
- background screening checks of volunteers
- promotion of volunteering opportunities
- adapting practices to support volunteers’ safety in the Coronavirus pandemic environment
Grant applicants should ensure the funding is used to pay for items that are cost-effective and reasonably priced. The grant funding should be spent on activities or items that directly benefit the work of the volunteers.
What’s different this time?
Unincorporated organisations are eligible to apply for funding if an individual within the organisation is willing to assume the personal legal liability on behalf of the organisation should the application be successful (refer to section 4.1 of the Guidelines)*.
How do I apply?
As with previous years, interested potential applicants must first submit an ‘expression of interest’ form to their local member of parliament. Expressions of interest will then be shortlisted to 20 applicants who will be invited to make a formal application. Please find the ‘Expression of Interest’ form link below.
Expressions of Interest close on the 30th September.
Where can I find out more information?
More information on the Volunteer Grants can be found here: 2022-2023 Volunteer Grants.
Play for Purpose – The Sports and Charity Raffle
Play For Purpose is an innovative fundraising solution, that rewards both clubs and supporters alike!
This world-first fundraising raffle is free for clubs to participate in, and will give clubs access to large prize pools and a powerful e-commerce technology, with no financial risk.
To participate in Play For Purpose, clubs must agree to both the terms of the raffle, and to the Australian Sports Foundation grant conditions. It’s free and easy to complete your application.
Maribyrnong Council – Community Grants
Hobsons Bay Council
Melton City Council
Wyndham City Council
Brimbank City Council
City of Melbourne
Moonee Valley Council