Good Sport Initiative


The Good Sport Initiative is a Council project designed to support local sport to return to play. 

Together with local sporting clubs, state agencies and peak sporting bodies, Council is looking toward the future and planning for the transition to a ‘new normal’. We are backing local sport with the development of a well-informed plan for the growth and longevity of sport across our Shire.   

There are also a range of resources available to sporting clubs that can support the return to play. Take a look at our Resource Bank for links to the various sporting initiatives and support available. 

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Resource Bank


    Awards and Recognition

    Volunteer Engagement and Governance

    • Club Development from SportAUS
    • Fair Play Code from Sport and Recreation Victoria
    • Sports Administration and Governance - A free series covering the seven biggest problems facing cubs: planning, committee structure, volunteer programs, financial management, revenue generation, membership & sponsorship, and succession planning
    • Sport Australia has launched new Governance Principles 2020. Watch the Sport Governance 2020 video and get the tools, resources and education from Sport Australia Governance
    • Sport Australia has launched a new podcast. The first series will focus on the recently released Sport Governance Principles, a resource to help Australia’s sporting leaders – many of them volunteers – face the current challenges of COVID-19 and to build a stronger sporting future 
    • Register your club with We Volunteer and Volunteering Victoria will match your volunteer roles with volunteers that share similar interests, skills and passions 


    • Council Community Grants help communities in many ways including to create participation opportunities to improve health and wellbeing
    • Council Quick Response Grants provide essential, urgent support to not-for-profit community groups and organisations 
    • The Victorian Government's Change Our Game provides grants and funding supports women and girls in sport
    • Good Sports have compiled a set of resources including a Grants Calendar and Club Fundraising Toolkit
    • VicHealth funding including the new Reimagining Health Grants offering grants of $3000, $10,000 or $50,000 for local organisations supporting young people (aged 0-25 years) or Victorians experiencing disadvantage, by creating meaningful social connection and providing opportunities for physical activity. Applications close on Tuesday 27 October 2020 
    • Sports and Recreation Victoria provide a range of Grants and Funding to support sport and recreation
    • The Australian Sports Foundation Active Kids Grants offer grants of up to $10,000 to fund your projects that will acquire sporting equipment, sporting kits and uniforms. Applications close on 30 September 2020
    • Have you got an idea to get your community active? The Heart Foundation has up to ten grants of $10,000 each for new, innovative programs that get more people moving in schools, universities or local community groups. Applications close on 12 October 2020


    • Return to Play - Restrictions for areas outside of metropolitan Melbourne from Sport and Recreation Victoria and DHHS
    • Safely Restart your Season with Good Sports
    • Eve Learning are offering two FREE 20 minute e-learning courses about staying safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) and the correct use of PPE  for community service workers and volunteers. The COVID Safe and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) courses provide key information and practical guidance for community services staff. Click here to learn more about Eve Learning or register for the courses by clicking here