The Andrews Labor Government is giving Western Victoria clubs, sporting organisations and councils another chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney said that applications are now open for the next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.
Local sports clubs are the lifeblood of our community. They deserve modern, safe, inclusive and fully-accessible facilities with room to grow and welcome more members than ever before.
Ms Tierney said now even more sporting organisations, working with their local councils, can benefit.
More grants of up to $3 million are now up for grabs to develop new, or expand existing indoor multi-sport stadiums in Western Victoria to meet soaring demand for greater court space.
We’re helping clubs transform tired sports grounds and ageing clubrooms to encourage more people to get involved and stay fit and healthy.
It also includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms – meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training.
And for the first time, 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.
For more information or to apply online visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria Gayle Tierney
“Women’s sport is booming! Thanks to new competitions like the AFLW and Super Netball we’re seeing more and more females signing up to local clubs here in Western Victoria.”
“Our sports grounds and recreation facilities are vital to the social fabric, strength and wellbeing of all communities.”
“That’s why the Andrews Labor Government is upgrading out-dated facilities and making sure our sports infrastructure is safer and more inclusive for all.”
“I urge councils and sporting organisations in Western Victoria whose infrastructure is tired and needs a boost to apply now and kick start new projects that can make a real difference to people’s lives.”