Sports grants for First Nations Athletes

First Nations athletes will have more opportunities to compete in the sports they love, with a new grants program aimed at boosting sport participation among First Nations communities.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence has launched the latest round of the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program, which provides grants for travel, uniforms, equipment and participation in sports carnivals.

The program offers grants of up to $2,500 per junior team and $1,500 per senior team towards travel and accommodation costs for participating in Victorian or national Aboriginal sporting carnivals and tournaments, as well as up to $1,000 to cover team uniforms and sports equipment.

Eligible individuals can access up to $250 per person to purchase sporting uniforms and equipment, and up to $750 for travel and accommodation expenses.

Since 2020, the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program has provided more than 430 grants, totalling more than $460,000, to community run clubs and individuals.

Applications for funding are open until 20 October. For more information or to apply, visit