More sporting and recreation clubs in Victoria’s south west 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 thirty-five clubs across southwest Victoria have been given $1,000 grants under the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
The successful clubs are:
- 1st Allansford Scout Group
- 1st Hawkesdale Scout Group
- 1st Koroit Scout Group
- 1st Port Fairy Scout Group
- City of Warrnambool Rowing Club
- Dennington Cricket Club
- Heywood Bowling Club Inc
- Macarthur Clay Target Club
- Port Fairy Bowls Club Inc.
- Portland Scout Group
- South Warrnambool Football and Netball Club
- Warrnambool & District Angler’s Club
- Warrnambool & District Football Umpires Association Inc
- Warrnambool And District Robins Youth and Cultural Group Inc
- Warrnambool Gun Club Inc
- Warrnambool Norfolk Scout Group
- Warrnambool Tooram Scout Group
- Warrnambool Field and Game Inc
- Dennington Bowls Club
- East Warrnambool YCW Cricket Club
- Hawks Junior Football Netball Club
- Illowa Tennis Club
- Macarthur Cricket Club
- Nestles Cricket Club Incorporated
- Port Fairy Amateur Basketball Association
- Portland Coasters Men’s and Women’s CBL Teams
- Premier Speedway Club Warrnambool
- Purnim Cricket Club
- Russell’s Creek Club Inc
- Shipwreck Coast Motocross Club Inc
- Warrnambool BMX Club Inc
- Warrnambool Lawn Tennis Bowls Club
- Warrnambool Rifle Club
- Warrnambool Surf Life Saving Club
- Woodford Cricket Club Inc
So far, over 112 clubs in the region 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
“All of these thirty-five clubs are an integral part of our community – it’s fantastic to see these grants supporting so many different clubs across the region.”
“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.”