Below are a list of currently active and upcoming grants which Northern Football Netball League clubs are eligible to apply for.

The NFNL will regularly update this page with the latest grants available to its affiliate clubs.

The league encourages all clubs to regularly check this page to be eligible to apply for grants across a range of areas, including club facility upgrades, volunteer support and personal/group development.


• Community Development Grants Program

Offered by: City of Whittlesea
Maximum amount: $5,000
Opening date: February 2018
Description: 5 categories (Equity, Access and Inclusion; Families, Children and Young People; Environment and Sustainable Living; Health and Wellbeing; Arts and Cultural Connections)
Where to apply:

• Country Football and Netball Program

Offered by: The Country Football and Netball Program is a partnership between the Victorian Government, the AFL, AFL Victoria and Netball Victoria.
Description: The Country Football and Netball Program provides funding to assist country football and netball clubs, associations and umpiring organizations to develop facilities in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations.
Expressions of interest: Expressions of interest are due to Council by Friday 16 February, 2018.
Closing date: Thursday 12 April, 2018
Where to apply:
Additional details: Only projects that are fully scoped and ready to proceed will be considered for this round of funding. Should your club have a project that is not quite ready you are encouraged to make contact to progress discussions and further develop projects for future funding rounds. Please note: only football clubs that have an affiliated netball club, or vice versa, are able to apply.

• Darebin Community Grants Program

Offered by: Darebin Council
Closing Date: Friday 27 April 2018 at 11.59pm
Details: Through the Darebin Community Grants Program, Council supports more than 200 organisations and groups each year to carry out a wide range of projects and activities, enabling our community to participate in the social, cultural and economic life of the Municipality. The Community Grants Program is open to not-for profit groups and organisations to deliver projects and activities that support the 2017-2021 Council Plan priority areas. The following grants are available:
• Annual Cash Grants (Maximum $6,000) – Successful applicants will receive amounts approved through direct debit payments.
• Annual Facility Hire Subsidy Grants (Maximum $6,000) – Successful applicants will be granted in- kind support for the hiring costs of Council- owned nominated venues.
• Combined Cash & Facility Hire Subsidy Grants (Maximum $6,000) – Eligible applicants may apply for both Cash Grant and Facility Hire Subsidy. However, two separate applications forms must be used.
Where to apply:

• Holden Home Ground Advantage

Offered by: Holden
Closing date: 31 March 2018
Description: Holden knows how difficult it can be to raise funds for projects like facility upgrades, new uniforms, equipment and even develop exceptional talent. With HGA, Holden make sit easier for your club to turn possibilities into reality. Any sporting club or community organisation that runs or supports sporting activities can apply. But to make sure, just check out our rules and guidelines.
Where to apply:

• Quick Response Grants

Offered by: Nillumbik Community Fund
Maximum amount: $2,000
Closing date: May 2018
Description: Small Projects that meet an identified community need (limited to Nillumbik Shire Council)
Where to apply:


• WLIS Development Grants

Offered by: Australian Sports Commission
Maximum amount: $20,000
Opening date: September 2018
Description: Supports leadership and development workshops for female professionals/officials in sport. Can also be applied for as an individual, with a $3000 maximum.
Where to apply: