Our Sporting Future

The Our Sporting Future Program has been established to assist community sporting organisations with the implementation of small to medium sized facility development projects and development programs for new and emerging sporting organisations across the municipality.

Examples of projects funded in the past; sport surface development, OHS and public safety improvements, lighting upgrades, pavilion upgrades, club development including access and participation programs, universal access improvement.

How to apply

This grant is currently closed

Round 1, 2017/18 for this grant will open on Monday 26 June and close on Monday 31 July 2017.

About the grant

This funding program has three components:


Maximum funding available for a project is $15,000; club contribution required is $1 for $1. Organisations may include up to 25% of the project cost as inkind costs. One successful funding application every two financial years.


Maximum funding available for a project is $30,000; club contribution required is $1 for $1. There is no inkind component for Major projects. One successful application every four financial years.

Sports Aid

Maximum funding available for a project is $5,000. For special sports projects that provide support to new and emerging sporting organisations or for universal access and participation projects. A maximum of 3 projects over five years, or a maximum contribution of $10,000 over a three year period.

There are two rounds for each funding category each year, Round 1 is open in June and closes at the end of July with Round 2 open in November closing at the end of January.

For further information on the Our Sporting Future Program, please contact Council's Recreation and Parks Officer on 03 5832 9754.

Successful recipients from last round

Below are the projects that received funding through Greater Shepparton City Council’s Our Sporting Future Funding Grants program in Round 1 – 2016/2017. 

Minor grants

Organisation Project
Mooroopna Football Netball Club Lighting Project
Shepparton United Football Netball Club Kitchen/Canteen Upgrade
Katandra Football Netball Club Electronic Scoreboard
Dookie Cricket Club Wicket Upgrade (Congupna Rec Res)
Merrigum Bowls Club Floor Upgrade

Major grants

Organisation Project
Shepparton Lawn Tennis Club  Hardcourt Resurfacing