Sports development

Our Recreation team provides support to local sports clubs through development and training workshops ranging from first aid, committee management to latest information trends.

Sports club development

Our Recreation team provides support to local sports clubs through development and training workshops ranging from first aid, committee management to latest information trends. The sessions are free and available to members of Melton Council sports clubs.  All club council contacts will be emailed details on any available workshops.

Club development resources

Sport and Recreation Victoria
ClubHelp Leisure Networks


There are a range of internal and external funding sources available to sporting and recreational groups. Information on these grants can be found below:

Access for All Abilities

Reclink Australia is funded by the Access for All Abilities program to act as the first point of call for people with disabilities looking for sporting opportunities, through the provision of Access for All Abilities Play. 

Access for All Abilities Play is a free information and referral service to assist Melbourne people of all ages with a disability to become involved in sport and active recreation. With personal assistance from Access for All Abilities Play, you can discover a new sporting challenge now! Visit the Access for All Abilities Play website or call 1800 222 842 today to discover the huge amount of sports and active recreation activities close to your home and available for people of all abilities.

If you already know what sport you are interested in, feel free to contact the AAA coordinators at the relevant State Sports Association.

Collective Impact Assessment Tool (CIAT)

The Collective Impact Assessment Tool (CIAT) provides your organisation or community with the ability to measure and evaluate the strength of your partnerships and how well those partnerships go in achieving a project’s goals and strategies.

CIAT gives users the ability to generate consistent numerical data about subjective findings. The data on a project’s collective impact can carry equal weight with the data generated by other statistical or research data sources.

The underlying premise of Collective Impact is that no single organisation can create large-scale, lasting social change alone. 


Measure the strength and impact a partnership has on achieving outcomes of a project, that is, what has the collective impact actually been.

  1. Measure a small or single partnership project.
  2. Measure a large multidimensional project with many outcomes and partnerships. In this case an outcome could also be viewed or set up as a separate project.
How to access

Each organisation needs to download CIAT onto their own website.

If an organisation has an I.T. Department or a separate web manager who downloads the Tool but will not be involved in projects it is essential that they set up a project and enrol at least one partner and allocate them as the project manager. It is also possible to give them admin rights.

CIAT Site:

The person installing the copy of CIAT chooses what to setup as the Admin details in the installation process.

For further information contact our Coordinator Community Activation & Learning on 9747 7200.

Sports Awards & Scholarships

Melton City Council is committed to providing positive opportunities for all people in the community. With many sports clubs in the municipality, residents have a broad range of sports to play and clubs to join. To recognise, celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of clubs and individuals, the below awards and scholarship are available.

Awards and scholarships are made available annually and presented at the City of Melton Sports Awards Night.

Awards and Scholarships are TBC for 2022.

Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship

The Lydia Lassila Youth Sports Scholarship aims to provide encouragement and support to a promising individual to progress their sporting career and cover costs such as event attendance, travel, accommodation, training/coaching fees, and equipment.

The Scholarship is made available annually and provides the winning applicant with up to $1,500.

Sports Club of the Year Award

The Sports Club of the Year Award aims to acknowledge excellence in club management and the important contribution that local sporting clubs make to the community. Nominations are based on achievements over the past year, from September to July.

Club Volunteer Recognition Award

The Club Volunteer Recognition Awards aim to recognise and celebrate the contributions made by committed volunteers who shape, support and participate in our community sport and recreation clubs.

Each club can nominate one person for this Award.

City of Melton Sports Awards Night - Awards Presentation

Awards and Scholarships are TBC for 2022.

For any enquiries regarding these Sports Awards & Scholarships, please email: or call 9747 7200.


More information

For information about running sports and recreation clubs, Council recommends the Australian Sports Commission's website. The site includes useful information on risk management, finances, insurance health and safety policies, fundraising and much more.

For more information, contact our Leisure Services team on 9747 7200.