More sporting clubs in Victoria’s south west have scored a goal with a cash boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a further 26 sport and recreation clubs will receive a grant of $1,000 in the latest round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
The successful clubs are:
- Tyrendarra Gun Club Inc
- Athletics South West Vic
- Dennington Football Netball Club
- Hawkesdale Cricket Club Inc
- Indoor Bowls Warrnambool Association
- Koroit Croquet Club Inc
- Koroit Football Netball Club Inc
- Old Collegians Football Netball Club Inc
- Portland Calisthenics Club Inc.
- Portland Football Netball Cricket Club
- Portland Gymnastics Club Inc
- Portland Hockey Club Inc
- Portland Polocrosse Club
- Portland Smallbore Rifle Club
- Portland Squash and Racquetball Club
- Rudy’s Amateur Boxing Club
- South C Dragons Women’s Dragon Boat Team
- South Portland Cricket Club Inc
- The Christ Church Tennis Club of Warrnambool Inc
- Warrnambool Calisthenics Club Inc
- Warrnambool Golf Club Inc
- Warrnambool Swimming Club
- Warrnambool Table Tennis Association
- Warrnambool Tenpin Bowling Association Inc
- Warrnambool Touch Football Club Incorporated
- Warrnambool Kyokushin Karate Club Inc.
To date, over 77 clubs in the region have received funding.
These are the fourth tranche of grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition.
Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times.
With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.
The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.
The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.
Further information on the club, league and association grants can be found at sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package
Other grants and funding streams on offer include the Significant Sporting Events Program, Emergency Sporting and Recreational Equipment and the Change our Game Scholarship Program.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Sports clubs are the lifeblood of our local communities and the Victorian Government is ensuring that they have the support to get through this difficult time.”
“Our local sporting clubs do an amazing job. I know these funding boosts will be greatly appreciated.”
“We know that people want to get out and represent their local club more than ever – we’re working hard to make that happen and give clubs in Western Victoria the help they deserve.”