More sporting and recreation clubs in Western Victoria have scored a cash boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help support them pay the bills and meet basic running costs.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced another 8 clubs across Western Victoria have been given $1,000 grants under the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
The successful clubs are:
- Gunditjmara Bulls Rugby Club
- Portland Junior Motorcycle Club
- South West Zone of the VCTA
- Van Someren Equestrian Vaulting
- Heathmere Junior Football Club
- Hawks Basketball Club
- Teesdale Cricket Club
- Colac Basketball Association
Over 785 clubs in Western Victoria have received funding.
These grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package 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.
Applications have now closed. For further information and other grant opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.
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.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Sports clubs are an integral part of our community – the Victorian Government is ensuring that they have the support they need to get through this difficult time.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”
“I’m pleased to see so many local sports and recreation clubs across Western Victoria receive this support to help pay the bills and bounce back from coronavirus restrictions.”