Thirty-one grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Western Victoria are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $6 million from the Victorian Government.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the successful applicants of the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. This is the third group of successful funding recipients to be announced.
The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.
Grant recipients include:
|South West Cricket Association Umpires Association||$1,000.00||South West Cricket Association Umpires Association Attire|
|Colac Cricket Club||$1,000.00||Hats for Junior cricket teams|
|Colac Gun Club Inc||$993.00||Uniform for Club Members|
|Colac Little Athletics Centre||$1,000.00||Uniforms|
|Otway Districts Football Netball Club Inc||$1,000.00||Uniform for U18 football team|
|Simpson Car Club inc||$1,000.00||Infield Safety Uniforms|
|Apollo Bay Football Club||$1,000.00||Training singlets|
|Camperdown Bushwalking Club Inc.||$1,000.00||Equipment Upgrade|
|Sporting Shooters Association of Australia (Victoria) – Warrnambool Branch||$1,000.00||Club Defibrillator|
|Winchelsea Football and Netball Club Inc||$1,000.00||Senior football jumpers|
|Irrewarra Beeac Football Netball Club Inc||$1,000.00||Uniforms -Training tops for netball squads|
|Warrion Cricket Club Inc.||$1,000.00||Junior Uniforms for Women’s team|
|Colac Cricket Club||$2,000.00||Additional protection equipment to allow for cleaning & sanitising|
|Elliminyt Tennis Club Inc||$1,820.00||Senior and Junior Elliminyt Tennis Club Uniforms to limit sharing|
|Rokewood Corindhap Football/Netball Club||$1,628.00||Contact-less Point of Sale for community sporting club canteen|
|Simpson Car Club Inc||$2,000.00||Cleaning and Sanitizing Products and Implementation|
|Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club Inc||$2,000.00||Cleaning and Sanitising Products|
|Heytesbury Rebels Cricket Club||$2,000.00||Equipment and Contact Tracing iPad|
|Timboon Golf Club Incorporated||$2,000.00||Cleaning and Sanitisation Products|
|Inverleigh Golf Club Inc||$894.00||COVID signage products, hygiene and cleaning supplies|
|Tomahawk Creek Cricket Club||$500.00||COVID check in/out|
|Warrion Cricket Club Inc.||$1,650.00||Cleaning and extra equipment to reduce sharing|
|Heathmere Junior Football Club Inc.||$999.00||Training Equipment & First Aid Kit|
|Portland Calisthenics Club Inc.||$707.00||Uniforms and rod covers for Portland Cali|
|Port Fairy Boardriders Club||$975.00||Surf Rash Vests for men|
|Dennington Football Netball Club||$1,000.00||Netball Equipment|
|Portland Lawn Tennis Club Inc||$870.00||Tennis coach training|
|Portland Football Netball Cricket Club||$2,000.00||Sanitisation Station and netball uniforms & training equipment|
|Russell’s Creek Club Inc||$1,376.00||Hands Free Sanitation and Cleaning Products|
|Warrnambool Rock n Rollers||$2,000.00||Software Update|
|Koroit Football-Netball Club Inc||$1,936.00||Hands free Bins and hand stations|
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
The Sporting Club Grants program is accepting applications until 19 April or when the fund allocation runs out so grassroots clubs and organisations are encouraged to get in quick.
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 5150 sporting club grants totalling more than $7 million to clubs across the state.
For more information on the grants and how to apply go to http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“We’re proud to provide this boost that opens up a range of opportunities for clubs and their members.”
“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Western Victoria the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”
“Congratulations to our latest batch of grant recipients. I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence
“The Victorian Government is working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport can provide.”