Are you keen to get into sport this winter, but worried about the cost of club fees?

Our individual participation grants help disadvantaged community members join a club. You can apply using a quick online form for up to 75% off annual sports club fees (capped at $200), subject to availability. The grant is paid to the club, which then reduces your fees.

With the winter sports season on its way, it’s a great time to think about applying for yourself or your children.

Boroondara Eagles Football Club fields more than 850 soccer players ranging from under-5s to senior women and men. The club has signed up more than 20 locals through participation grants in recent years.

“For some it’s the difference between playing competition sport or not being able to participate,” says the Eagles’ club president, Christopher Constantine.

“We’ve had players who have never played before, and several children from one family.

“It’s really great to be able to connect our community with grant opportunities such as these. It’s all about working together to get as many people playing the great game we all love.”

To find out more visit our Individual Participation Grants page.

’Tis the season to get active

Have a ball this winter season at one of Boroondara’s many sports clubs. From soccer to Australian rules football, rugby union to tennis, baseball, hockey, lacrosse, lawn bowls and netball, there’s something for everyone.

Find out how to get involved by contacting your local club. For a full list of community sports clubs, visit our sport and recreation clubs page.