Recreation Assistance Grant Program

The Mildura Rural City Council Recreation grants provides $229,000 annually to assist recreation groups to undertake projects that encourage leisure initiatives to increase participation in sport and recreation activities or increase access to a diverse range of quality sporting and recreation facilities and programs.

You are required to read the guidelines and discuss your project idea with us before starting an application.

Applications must be submitted online via our grant's portal

For more information or to discuss your application please contact us on 03 5018 8100 or email

How much is available?

Participation Planning Infrastructure Infrastructure
Grant Stream Club Support Grant Recreation Planning Grant Minor Facility Upgrade Grant Major Facility Upgrade Grant
How much can I apply for? Up to $2,000 Up to $19,000 Up to $20,000 $20,000 - $50,000

All grant streams operate on a minimum 2:1 ($2.00 Council - $1.00 Applicant) funding ratio.

When do grant applications open and close?

Applications for the Major Facility Upgrade Grant are accepted year-round with all other grant funding streams now open!

Applications for all funding streams close in March each year.

How do I apply for this grant?

Applications must be submitted electronically via Council’s online grants portal (Smartygrants).

To start an application please call 03 5018 8100 and ask to speak to the relevant grants officer.