Help for sports clubs

We have information to help sports clubs in Ballarat.

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Sport club development

In partnership with Sports Central, the Regional Sports Assembly for the Central Highlands, we run a range of programs to help our Ballarat sport and active recreation communities. 

Sports Central deliver programs and services throughout the region across:

  • development and support
  • welcoming and inclusive sport
  • participation
  • healthy and safe communities

Clubs wanting advice or help should check out the Sport Central website.

Grant opportunities

There are a wide range of grant and funding opportunities available for our sport and active recreation community. Funding can provide valuable help to support the operations and projects. The challenge can be funding the right grants and preparing winning applications.

Grant Finder

The City of Ballarat's Grant Finder, powered by Grant Guru, can help with finding grants that may help your sporting group.

Our Grant Finder can help Ballarat sport and active recreation clubs, community groups, and businesses easily find and apply for grants.

Grant Finder lists 98 percent of available grants with a search so users can filter grants. Grant Guru has advice and tips for finding and applying for grants. You can also register for email alerts so you know when grants are listed or change.

Start looking for grants on Grant Finder now.

City of Ballarat Community Impact Grant program

The City of Ballarat’s Community Impact Grant Program supports community groups and organisations to run projects, programs, events and other activities, or to buy needed equipment. 

For more information on Community Impact Grants, or other City of Ballarat grant programs, visit our grants webpage.

More grant opportunities

Other funding information can also be found at the links below:

Sport and active recreation groups who need a letter of support can email our Participation Project Officer at for more information.

Grant and funding updates are included in our Active Ballarat e-newsletter. Sign up to our bi-monthly Active Ballarat e-newsletter.

Ground bookings

There are many sporting and recreation areas in Ballarat you can use and visit. If you are a sports club, gym owner or personal trainer, you can hire some of these areas for your needs. 

Book a sports ground.

Banner hire for events

Does your club need to borrow banners or want some things to add to goodie bags? This is what you need to know about hiring banners.

Get in touch with our Participation Project Officer at for more information.