Holden Home Ground Advantage grants aim to help grass-roots sport by giving local clubs the chance to construct, upgrade or improve facilities, or upgrade or purchase equipment or uniforms. The grants can also be used to develop exceptional talent - for example, for special coaching, or for funding for trips to compete or gain experience.
Each grant round is worth $250,000 in funding. A club can apply for any amount up to the full $250,000 - but it would have to be an exceptional project for Holden to award all the funds to a single club. The average value awarded so far is $12,500. A club can submit more than one application, so you might want to apply for, say, money to make your grandstand wheelchair-accessible, and also submit a separate application for cash so your most talented players can attend a national training camp.
Applications are assessed based on their merit relative to the other applications in that particular round. Selection criteria include:
The current grant round closes on March 31.
Don't pass up the invitation to submit a video with your application. Video has the potential to emotionally engage the grantmaker in a way that reading can't. It can strengthen the overall impact of your club's story of why it deserves this funding.
Visit the Funding Centre (log-in required): www.fundingcentre.com.au/grant/G06765