Female Participation grant

Funding is provided to community organisations for one-off project implementation and development that benefits and engages the Moreland community through community led initiatives that increase female participation within Moreland.

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to provide or enhance opportunities to engage women and girls in sports, physical activity and leadership programs as well as increased learning and skill development.

Community Grants Program guidelines (DOC 459Kb) provides further information about this grant category.

Application dates

Applications are open during the financial year for this grant category until funds are expended.

Amounts available

Amounts up to $3000 are available.

Duration

Once grant during a 12 month period. Recipients are only entitled to one funding opportunity under the grants program per financial year.

General eligibility criteria

To apply for funds through any one of the categories of the Moreland Community Grants Program, organisations must:

  • be not-for-profit and managed by a volunteer board or committee of management
  • be incorporated
  • have adequate public liability insurance
  • have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • propose an initiative which will benefit the Moreland community and be located in Moreland
  • be able to supply financial statements and information as requested
  • be able to meet conditions associated with receiving the grant, and
  • demonstrate the proposed activity is consistent with Local, State and Federal laws including Victorian Equal Opportunity Act 1995.

 What can be funded? 

  • Coaching accreditation
  • Governance training (board/committees)
  • Administration directly related to the project
  • Officiating
  • Fees for temporary staff to implement a project/activity i.e. project work, tutor,  instructor or speaker
  • Female players, administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sports industry to reach their leadership potential
  • Events that are focused on female only participation - clubs will need to describe what their event will look like. The event must have physical activity as the key theme and have a direct link to existing pathway in the sport/s focused on as part of the event
  • Communications, media and marketing
  • Increased safety of female participants within sporting clubs

What won't be funded?

  • Purchase of equipment, uniforms or capital expenditure
  • Payment of wages or salaries associated with project management or administration unless an external person is appointed or an internal staff member is appointed to the project management role as a separate position.
  • Projects that are part of the organisation’s annual or regular program/activities or a duplication of an existing service or an on-going activity.
  • Activities where there is little or no community input demonstrated towards development of the project.

Further information on the grants program, what will and won't be funded view the Community Grants Program Guidelines (DOC 459Kb)

How to apply

All proposals must be discussed with the Grants Officer on 9240 1277 or email Council Grants Applications must be submitted at least 4-6 weeks before your planned event or project. To apply online go to our grants website to complete and submit the application form.

How to apply for a community grant provides further details about the application process.

Once you have received a grant page provides information about reporting and other requirements for grant recipients.