Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced 25 local sporting and recreation organisations will share in $38,500 in funding under the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package.
The successful organisations are:
|Colac Indoor Tennis and Sports Centre||$1500|
|Great Ocean Road Ten Pin Bowling||$1500|
|South West District Football & Netball League Inc||$2500|
|Belfast Equestrian Club||$1500|
|Corangamite Lions Football Club Inc||$1500|
|Ecklin Cricket Club Inc||$1500|
|Heywood Football Netball Club Inc (Australian Football)||$1500|
|Heywood Football Netball Club Inc (Netball)||$1500|
|Inverleigh Football and Netball Club||$1500|
|Kennett River Surf Life Saving Club||$1500|
|Lethbridge Junior Football Club||$1500|
|Lismore Derrinallum Football Club||$1500|
|Lismore-Derrinallum Netball Club||$1500|
|Macarthur Golf Club Inc||$1500|
|Meredith Golf Club Inc||$1500|
|Port Fairy Adult & Junior Soccer Club||$1500|
|Port Fairy Netball Association Inc||$1500|
|Portland RSL Memorial Bowling Club Inc||$1500|
|Skipton Football Netball Club Inc||$1500|
|South West Working Equitation Club Inc||$1500|
|Southern Titans Cricket Club||$1500|
|Warrnambool Adult Riding Club Inc||$1500|
|Warrnambool Cricket Umpires Association Inc||$1500|
|Warrnambool Motor Cycle Club Inc||$1500|
|Warrnambool Olympic Pistol Club||$1500|
These are the third round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government’s $40 million community sport survival package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to meet fixed costs and ensure they remain viable.
Victorians have been hit hard by the necessary restrictions, and sport and active recreation clubs and associations are no exception.
The Victorian Government will continue to work with the sport and recreation sector to explore recovery options and help clubs return to play.
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 Short-term Survival Package has two streams: grants for state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; and grants of up to $2,500 for associations and leagues and up to $1,500 for individual clubs.
Previous grant recipients will be paid an automatic top-up grant from June 2021, provided they still meet the program eligibility criteria – these organisations will not need to submit a new application to receive this top-up grant. Top-up grant amounts are $1,500 for associations and leagues and $750 for clubs.
The grants are part of the Government’s strong investment in supporting community sport and active recreation in these challenging times. For further information and other grant opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We know that people in our community want to get out and represent their local clubs more than ever – we’re working hard to make that happen and give local clubs the help they deserve. Congratulations to all that were successful.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this pandemic and come back stronger than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”
“From supporting our local clubs and sporting associations, to investing in shovel-ready infrastructure projects – I am proud to be part of the Andrews Government that recognises the importance sport and recreation plays in building resilient and healthy communities.”