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 will close on Friday 14 August 2020 at 5.00pm.

To apply, visit Council's SmartyGrants portal.

For any questions about this grant, please contact Council on (03) 5832 9700.

About the grant

This funding program has three components:


Minor will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from Council of up to, but not exceeding $15,000. Organisations may include up to 25% of the project cost as in-kind costs. Maximum of one successful funding application every two financial years per organisation. 


Major will accommodate projects on a $1 to $1 basis requesting assistance from the Council of up to, but not exceeding $30,000. There is no in-kind component for Major projects. Maximum of one successful application every four financial years per organisation.

Sports Aid

Sports Aid will provide funding between $500 and $5,000 (without matching contributions) for the following types of projects:

  • projects that provide support to new and developing sporting organisations;
  • projects for special access and/or participation projects (that have not been tried before) i.e. a junior program to attract more members or a program that targets a specific group that have not been involved before with the organisation; and/or
  • planning initiatives that address the future sport and recreation needs of the club/organisation i.e. strategic or business plan, facility plan or detail design work on a facility improvement.

A maximum of 3 projects over five years, or a maximum contribution of $10,000 over a three year period per organisation..

There are two rounds for each funding category each year. Round 1 is open in June and closes at the end of July, and Round 2 opens in early December and closes in early February.

For further information on the Our Sporting Future Program, please contact Council's Sporting Clubs Officer on (03) 5832 9594.

Successful recipients from last round

Below are the projects that received funding through the last round of Greater Shepparton City Council’s Our Sporting Future Funding Grants program (Round Two 2019/2020).

Majors Category

Organisation Project
Central Park Tennis Club Tennis Courts Fencing and Seating
Tallygaroopna Football Netball Club Netball Shelter

Minors Category

Organisation Project
Mooroopna Football Netball Club Coaches Box
Murchison Bowls Club Solar Power Project
Merrigum Football Netball Club Ground Redevelopment
Tatura Cricket Club Club Nets Upgrade

Sports Aid Category

Organisation Project
Ardmona Football Netball Club Strategic, Operational and Participation Growth Plan
Shepparton United Football Netball Club Strategic, Operational and Participation Growth Plan