Community support

Financial support for programs that benefit Victorians

RACV's current community partners are:

Netball Victoria

RACV is the Premier Partner of the Melbourne Vixens and Netball Victoria. Celebrating 85 years, Netball Victoria is a non-for-profit organisation responsible for the management and development of the sport of netball across Victoria.

The Melbourne Vixens were launched in 2008 and participated in the ANZ Championship (Trans-Tasman Netball League) from 2008-16 and currently play in the Super Netball League.

A leader within the sport, the Melbourne Vixens have claimed the ANZ Championship trophy twice in competition history, winning in 2009 and 2014.

Netball is Australia’s largest female participation sport and enables RACV to connect and engage with the netball community across Victoria. 

RACV members receive a 10% discount on all Melbourne Vixens memberships and tickets.  

For more information on the Melbourne Vixens visit

For more information on Netball Victoria visit

KIDS Foundation

The RACV Community Foundation is pleased to announce that KIDS Foundation is the recipient of the inaugural Capacity Building Grant.

In June 2017 a $290,000 Capacity Building Grant was awarded to the KIDS Foundation.

The KIDS Foundation is a national leader in childhood injury prevention and injury recovery, established in 1993. As a successful past small grant recipient, KIDS Foundation was able to show a significant impact with its small grant in 2015. The measured outcome of that grant showed an increase in awareness of safety and mobility amongst children and their families.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

Phillip Island Nature Parks is RACV’s Major Community Partner.

Only 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island Nature Parks is home to one of Australia’s best known and loved natural wildlife attractions, the Penguin Parade. Nature Parks also operates three other popular attractions; the Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and The Nobbies Centre. These four major attractions offer memorable experiences and bring visitors closer to the natural environment and Phillip Island’s unique wildlife.

RACV is proud to support Phillip Island's When Balloons Fly, Seabirds Die campaign which encourages all Australians to blow bubbles instead of balloons at any event.

RACV members are able to enjoy all of Phillip Island Nature Park's attractions at a special member price. See here for more details.

Visit the Phillip Island Nature Parks website for more information.

Safety Alliance Victoria

Launched in July 2017, Safety Alliance Victoria aims to improve the safety of all Victorians. RACV is a founding Alliance partner, along with Victoria Police, Neighbourhood Watch, Crime Stoppers Victoria and Federation University.

Safety Alliance Victoria will support campaigns outlined in the Victoria Police Burglary Reduction Strategy, which aims to cut residential burglaries by 10 per cent over four years.

Community Donations Program

RACV’s Community Donations Program exists to support not-for-profit community organisations/groups which benefit the local community, generally, or socially and financially disadvantaged groups within that community.

Contributions may be considered for organisations demonstrating a good fit with RACV in one or more of the following areas; Mobility, Home and Leisure & Well-being. 

Applications will be processed within a month of submission.

For details about RACV’s Community Donations Program, please download our guidelines below. If you have further queries, contact the Community Programs Co-ordinator on (03) 9790 2995 or

Please note: Applications can be submitted all year. If your proposal is for a specific activity, please submit the application at least a month before the activity.

Community Donations Program guidelines

The RACV Sir Edmund Herring Memorial Scholarship supports projects to prevent road trauma and improve the quality of care given to road trauma victims.

The scholarship has been awarded annually since 1983 in memory of the late Sir Edmund Herring, a former Lieutenant Governor of Victoria and RACV Patron for 34 years.

Applicants must be health professionals working in Victoria, and the successful applicant(s) will receive up to $58,000 to undertake their specified project.

Previously funded projects include the trial of speech pathology tests to better identify high-level communication problems in brain injury patients, and the development of guidelines for returning to driving following a traumatic brain injury.

Applications for the 2016 scholarship are now closed

For more information about the scholarship program, please contact Rory Sackville, Community Programs co-ordinator, on 03 9790 2995.

For information on previous Sir Edmund Herring winners, see

RACV provides members with volunteering opportunities through our community partnerships, sponsorships and activities.

We have ongoing member volunteering opportunities with Phillip Island Nature Parks and FareShare.

Volunteering Victoria

RACV is a member of Volunteering Victoria, the state's peak body for involving volunteers in community projects. Volunteering Victoria works for a collaborative, sustainable, thriving volunteering community and movement in Victoria.

Visit Volunteering Victoria for more details.

Staff volunteer program

The RACV staff volunteer program provides practical support to the community.

RACV staff volunteers have taken part in activities such as:

Member volunteering terms and conditions