Sporting clubs in Western Victoria are among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria sharing in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.
Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today announced the 17 clubs that had successfully applied for funding in the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2018-19 Sporting Club Grants Program.
The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 to train coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve operational effectiveness.
The grants include 31 initiatives to boost Aboriginal participation in sport with funding for uniforms, equipment and skill development, as well as travel for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete – whether it’s a local competition or an interstate festival.
In Western Victoria, successful clubs include:
Warrnambool, Glenelg and Moyne Shire Regions:
- Tyrendarra Football Netball Club– $5000 to develop a strategic plan
- Macarthur Bowls Club– $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Heathmere Junior Football Club – $1000 to purchase new equipment
- Gorae Portland Cricket Club– $1000 to purchase new equipment
- Portland Football Netball Cricket Club– $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Portland Yacht Club– $999.50 to purchase new equipment
- Port Fairy Football Netball Club Inc– $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- South West Working Equitation – $720 to purchase new equipment
- Allansford Indoor Bowls Club– $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Russells Creek Club Inc – $909 to purchase new equipment
Colac-Otway & Corangamite Shire Regions:
- Timboon Demons Football Netball Club – $5000 to develop a strategic, operational and participation plan
- Simpson Netball Club – $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Timboon Bowling Club Inc – $800 to purchase new equipment
- Camperdown Little Athletics Centre – $1000 to purchase new equipment
- Hawks Union Basketball Club Inc – $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Colac Cricket Club – $1000 to purchase new uniforms
- Apollo Bay Cricket Club Inc – $1000 to purchase new uniforms
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies, and build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities.
Since coming to office, including this latest round of funding, the Government has provided more than 3,600 Sporting Club Grants across the state, totalling more than $4.9 million.
Quotes attributable to Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of local communities, that’s why we’re proud to support their development and open up a range of opportunities on and off the field for their members.”
“Our local sporting clubs do an amazing job – usually on the run of an oily rag – so I know these funding boosts will be greatly appreciated.”
“Whether its new equipment or team uniforms, 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
“We’re working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthier lifestyle so that people have every chance to realise their potential.”