Local Sports Infrastructure Fund

The 2021–22 Local Sports Infrastructure Fund  will provide up to $27 million to plan and deliver new and improved infrastructure across the state, with a particular focus on providing facilities to encourage more women and girls to participate.

The LSIF will invest in projects through five funding streams including Indoor Stadiums & Aquatics Facilities, Female Friendly Facilities, Community Sports Lighting, Community Facilities, and Planning.

Strong, active and healthy communities need high-quality, accessible, well-designed and managed infrastructure to conduct sport and active recreation activities. Developing infrastructure that supports increased participation in disadvantaged communities and by under-represented groups, while driving local economic activity, are priorities for the Victorian Government.

The LSIF aims to achieve this by:

  • Investing in high-quality community sport and active recreation infrastructure to boost participation opportunities.
  • Investing in infrastructure that extends capacity and encourages flexible, multi-use, shared and integrated services and facilities.
  • Advancing inclusive and accessible development by ensuring investments are universally designed, environmental sustainable and strategically planned.
  • Encouraging collaboration with sporting clubs, leagues and associations, state sporting associations, schools, service providers, facility managers and community organisations to deliver outcomes.

Local clubs and organisations can only seek access to support from the fund through the by submitting an Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations (Word) directly to their local council.

Local clubs and organisations are advised to contact their local council about timelines for expressions of interest.

Amount: Varies depending on stream and location

Further information: CLICK HERE to visit Sport & Recreation Victoria

Status: Closes 7 February 2022