Monash Youth Sports and Recreation Grants

Published on 21 February 2022

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The Monash Youth Sports and Recreation Grants are focused on assisting young people who are currently not participating in regular physical activity to become more active.

Grants of up to $250 per participant are available to offset expenses incurred from participation in a sport or physical recreations.  To be eligible for this grant, an applicant must be aged 10-25 years who live or go to school in the City of Monash. 

The applicants will need to have a solid plan for the sport or recreational activities they would like to participate in, including a detailed breakdown of costs.  Here is a Sample application.(PDF, 562KB)  

The application process is easy.  You can download the application form(PDF, 226KB), complete it and send back to yrcr@monash.vic.gov.au.  Our workers will be in touch once we receive your applications. 

 If you have any queries or if you need any assistance with completing the application form, please contact us on 9518 3900 or send an email to yrcr@monash.vic.gov.au.  

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Q & A

1. What are the grants able to be used for? 

The grants are used to help you engage in sport and recreational activities.  Some examples are:

  • Equipment/uniform
  • Travel
  • Footwear
  • Membership/Entrance Fees
  • Team Fees
  • Exercise App (Mobile Phone)

If you are not sure, feel free to contact us on 9518 3900 or yrcr@monash.vic.gov.au.

2. Can I apply for this grant multiple times?

Each individual can only apply once for the grant up to the amount of $250. 

3. How do I access the funds if my application is successful?

The funds are not directly deposited into your bank account. We will pay on your behalf! You need to send us the tax invoice of the service or item you want to purchase with payment details so we can process the payment on your behalf.  

4. Assessment criteria? 

This grant will mainly help young people who are not participating in any sports and recreational activities to be more active! Monash Youth Services acknowledges many families and children are experiencing barriers and challenges. Here are some areas we will be looking at when we are making decisions:

  • Cultural background and gender
  • Demonstrated hardship, e.g. homeless or refugee
  • Demonstrated financial barrier, e.g. receiving Centrelink payment or Health Care Card holder
  • Demonstrated need due to mental health and wellbeing, e.g. receiving individual support

5. Why do I need a solid plan before submitting the application?

We’d like to make sure your plan is viable.  If you plan to participate in structured sporting activity, e.g. soccer training, you have to make sure you’ve done relevant researches and confirm that there are clubs or coaches in your preferred area. We won’t fund any plans that are not viable.

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