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 many grants available that can help sports clubs with venue hire costs, equipment purchase costs and other things that help keep sporting clubs running.

The City of Ballarat’s Community Impact Grant program may help sport and active recreation groups.

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.

More grant and funding opportunities are included in our Active Ballarat e-newsletter. Sign up to our 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.