NORTHERN VICTORIAN CLUBS URGED TO APPLY FOR SPORTING CLUB GRANTS

Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Northern Victoria are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes announced applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

The program provides payments of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment (including defibrillators), up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

Grassroots clubs and organisations in Northern Victoria are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make community sport accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation.

The program has provided more than 9,100 grants totalling more than $13.8 million to clubs across the state since 2015.

It is complemented by the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package that provided $50 million to more than 7,500 clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations across the sport and active recreation sector.

For more information and to apply for the Sporting Club Grants Program, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence

“Sport is the lifeblood of Victorian communities. That’s why we’re backing more clubs to help with uniforms and equipment, plus grants to investment in the future through training for coaches and volunteers.”

This is about helping clubs get back in the game so more Victorians can join in the fun and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport offers.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs across the north east the support they need to come back better than ever from the recent restrictions, grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“I encourage all our local clubs in Northern Victoria to grasp this opportunity and apply.”