Community sport across south west Victoria is an integral part of our community, and thanks to the second tranche of the Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package – more clubs will benefit from this support by helping them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced a further 21 sport and recreation clubs in Victoria’s south west will receive a grant of $1,000 each through the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
In addition to the 12 clubs announced last week, the successful clubs are:
- Dennington Pony Club
- Heywood Pony Club
- Koroit and District Basketball Association Inc
- Lake Gillear Small Bore Rifle Club
- Macarthur Pony Club Inc
- Port Fairy Cricket Club Inc.
- Port Fairy Small Bore Rifle Club
- Port Fairy Tennis Club
- Portland & District Pony Club
- Portland BMX Club
- Portland Bowling Club Inc
- Portland Boxing Club
- Portland Heywood Field and Game
- Portland Yacht Club Inc
- Russells Creek Club Inc
- Southern 500 Speedway
- Warrnambool Football Netball Club
- Warrnambool Pony Club
- Warrnambool Small Bore Rifle Club
- West Warrnambool Cricket Club Inc
- Western District Pony Club
These are the second 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.
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.
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
“Community sport is such an integral part of our community – it’s great to see that many local clubs have applied for these grants and will get the help they deserve.”
“We know that sport and recreation play a big part in our physical and mental wellbeing, that is why we are supporting our local sporting and recreation clubs to bounce back and return to play as soon as possible.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery.”