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 forty-one clubs across Western Victoria have been given $1,000 grants under the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. This is on top of another
The successful clubs are:
- 1st Bannockburn Scout Group
- 1st Camperdown Scout Group
- 1st Cobden Scout Group
- 1st Modewarre Scout Group
- 1st Noorat Scout Group
- 1st Timboon Scout Group
- 2nd Colac Scout Group
- 3rd/4th Colac Scout Group
- Apollo Bay Scout Group
- Barwon Downs Tennis Club
- Birregurra Football Netball Club Inc
- Camperdown Bushwalking Club Inc.
- Colac & District Football Netball League Inc
- Colac Baseball Club Inc
- Colac Central Bowling Club Inc
- Colac Night Netball Association Inc
- Cressy Bowling Club Inc
- East Framlingham Golf Club
- Forrest Tennis Club
- Inverleigh Tennis Club
- Kawarren Tennis Club Inc
- Lake Colac Rowing Club
- Lismore Golf Club Inc
- Lismore Memorial Bowling Club
- Terang Cricket Club Inc
- Terang Golf Club – Ladies
- Timboon Basketball Association Inc
- Carranballac Cricket Club
- Woorndoo Sports Club
- Bannockburn Golf Club Inc
- Caramut Riding Club
- Cobden Bowling Club Inc
- Cobden Olympic Basketball Association
- Colac Golf Club
- Corangamite Pistol Club Inc
- Hampden Tennis Association Inc
- Inverleigh Cricket Club
- Riding for the Disabled – Colac
- Stoneyford Cricket Club Inc
- The Lakes Riding Club Inc
- Winchelsea Tennis Club Inc
So far, over 138 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 forty-one 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.”