More southwest sporting clubs have scored a goal with a cash boost from the Andrews Labor Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a further 18 sport and recreation clubs will receive a grant of $1,000 in the third tranche of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
The successful clubs in this round are:
- Panmure Bulldogs
- Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club
- Great Southcoast Eventing Association
- Hawkesdale Macarthur Football Netball Club Inc
- Koroit Agricultural Society Inc
- Koroit Indoor Bowls Club
- Nestles Rowing Club
- North Warrnambool Football & Netball Club
- Port Fairy Cycling Club Inc
- Portland Colts Cricket Club
- Portland Golf Club Inc
- South Rovers Football Netball Club Inc
- Warrnambool Basketball Inc
- Warrnambool City Croquet Club
- Warrnambool Kart Club Inc.
- Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Club Inc
- Warrnambool Masters Swimming Club Inc
- Warrnambool Tri Club
Over 51 clubs in the region have been approved so far.
These are the third lot 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.
Applications for $1,000 grants for clubs and up to $15,000 for associations and leagues have been extended for 12 days, to 11.59pm on 30 June 2020.
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 an integral part of our community and the Victorian Government is ensuring that they have the support to get through this difficult time.”
“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 local clubs in Western Victoria the help they deserve.”
“Sport and recreation is so important for our physical and mental health. As we slowly ease COVID-19 restrictions, sporting and recreation organisations will play a big role in supporting people of all ages to return to activity.”