Funds for facilities

07 Apr 2017 Gannawarra Times, Gannawarra (General News) LOCAL clubs, sporting organisations and councils will have another chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums. Applications are now open for the next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund. As part of the State Government-backed program, grants of up to $3 million are available to develop new, or expand existing indoor multi-sport stadiums to meet soaring demand for greater court space. The program also includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade womens change rooms meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training. As well as these two initiatives, councils can apply for up to three $100,000 grants from the Female Friendly Facilities category to ensure that more venues provide equal facilities for males and females. Were helping clubs in northern Victoria transform tired sports grounds and ageing clubrooms to encourage more people to get involved and stay fit and healthy, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes said. Womens sport is booming, thanks to new competitions like the AFLW and Super Netball we are seeing more and more females signing up to local clubs here in northern Victoria. For more information or to apply online, visit Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.