Better Indoor Stadiums Fund
The Better Indoor Stadiums Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that helps provide indoor multi-sports stadiums across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The fund assists in meeting the community demand for indoor sport and recreation participation opportunities.
Indoor multi-sports stadiums are indoor facilities that are purpose-built for traditional indoor sports such as badminton, basketball, netball and volleyball. In addition, these facilities can also be used for a range of other physical activities including futsal (indoor soccer), table tennis, gymnastics, calisthenics and dance, as well as community based programs and local and regional sporting events.
Councils may submit one application for funding to the 2017/18 Better Indoor Stadiums Fund and may be successful in receiving up to $3 million.
Only local government authorities can apply directly to Sport and Recreation Victoria for funding from this program.
Councils are required to discuss their project(s) with their Sport and Recreation Victoria representative before submitting a Full Application.
Community organisations are advised to contact their local council to further discuss project proposals. Councils may auspice projects on behalf of community organisations.
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Only councils can apply directly to Sport and Recreation Victoria for funding.
Clubs and organisations can seek to access funding by speaking directly with their local council.
Step 2: Contact Sport and Recreation Victoria
Council must discuss project ideas with a Sport and Recreation Victoria representative before submitting a Project Proposal. They will provide:
- advice on the most appropriate form of support for your project
- guidance on the development of those proposals that have merit, that align with program objectives and that are ready to proceed
- high level design advice.
Step 3: Apply using Grants Online
Make sure you have the information you need to apply on hand, including required documents, and click on ‘Apply online’ to submit your application through Grants Online. You will receive an Application Number when you submit an application online. Please quote your Application Number in all correspondence relating to your application.
Submitting your application online through Grants Online ensures it is received by Sport and Recreation Victoria immediately and can be processed in the most efficient way. If you need assistance with applying online, please call the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 or email firstname.lastname@example.org between 8.30am – 5pm weekdays.
All supporting documentation can be emailed to email@example.com copying in your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative.
When you submit your application online using the grants online system you will receive an Application Number. Please quote your Application Number in the subject line of your email. Attach all documents to one email, zipping the files if required.
You can also send attachments on a CD or USB, quoting your Application Number, to:Community Infrastructure Programs and Regional Support Sport and Recreation Victoria Department of Health and Human Services GPO Box 4057 Melbourne, Victoria 3001.
- Fact Sheet Competitive Neautrality (docx, 127.18 KB)
- Fact Sheet Project Management Framework (docx, 161.67 KB)
- Fact Sheet Schedule of Use (docx, 180.89 KB)
- Schedule of Use Template (xlsx, 42.09 KB)
- Schedule of Use Example (xlsx, 44.01 KB)
- Fact-Sheet Capital-Replacement-Plan (docx, 126.17 KB)
- Capital Replacement Plan Template (xlsx, 13.88 KB)
- Code of Conduct Form for Tenants (docx, 119.61 KB)
- Fact Sheet Environmentally Sustainable Design (docx, 138.68 KB)
- Fact Sheet Universal Design (docx, 128.41 KB)
- Fact Sheet In-Kind Labour and Voluntary Support (docx, 90.14 KB)
- In-Kind and Voluntary Support Template (docx, 59.46 KB)
- In-Kind and Voluntary Support Example (docx, 60.22 KB)
- SunSmart Online Shade Audit Tool
- Netball Australia National Facilities Policy (pdf, 4.91 MB)
- Healthy Choices Policy Guidelines for Sport and Recreation Centres (pdf, 1.16 MB)
These publications are intended for use as a guide only and further specialist advice should be sought on the specifics of your project:
- Design for Everyone Guide
- Female Friendly Sports Infrastructure Guidelines
- Netball Australia National Facilities Policy
- Indoor Aquatic and Recreation Facility Development Guidelines
- Artificial Grass For Sport Guide (pdf, 2.26 MB)
- Artificial Grass For Sport Guide (docx, 326.21 KB)
- Tennis Australia National Tennis Facility Planning and Development Guide
- Netball Court Planning Guide (pdf, 392.98 KB)
- Netball Court Planning Guide (doc, 52kb).docx (docx, 51.4 KB)
- Victorian Government acknowledgment and publicity guidelines (docx, 184.65 KB)
- Community sporting facility lighting guide (pdf, 1.68 MB)
- Community sporting facility lighting guide (doc, 398.5 KB)
- Good Play Space Guide: "I can play too" (pdf, 1.42 MB)
- Good Play Space Guide: "I can play too" (docx, 118.06 KB)
- Skate Facility Guide (pdf, 1.99 MB)
- Skate Facility Guide (docx, 198.24 KB)
- ARV Functional Design Brief Template
- AFL Unisex Amenitites Guidelines
- PLA Open Space Planning Guide
- Government as 'Smart Client' Guide
- Engaging culturally and linguistically diverse women and girls in sports
- Women in sport and recreation in Australia
- Barriers to sports participation for women and girls
- Retaining the Membership of Women in Sport
- Community Cricket Guidelines
Program area and assistance
Read more about Sport and Recreation Victoria (SRV)
For assistance with a project idea and/or an application contact your Sport and Recreation Victoria representative.
For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries:
Phone: 1300 366 356 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or
Open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm except public holidays