WESTERN VICTORIA CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS
Fourteen 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.
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:
- Western Districts Australian Football Commission Ltd – $5000 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
- Wickliffe Lake Bolac Football Netball Club – $1968 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
- Camperdown Football Netball Club Inc – $1000 for uniforms
- Alvie Cricket Club Inc – $2000 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
- Learmonth Bowling Club Inc – $1000 for uniforms
- Natte-Bealiba Football and Netball Club – $2000 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
- Cashmore Adult Riding Club – $864 for equipment and safety
- Heywood Junior Football Incorporated – $762 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
- Merrivale Cricket Club – $1000 for new equipment
- Portland BMX Club – $1000 for uniforms
- Tyrendarra Football Netball Club – $1000 for uniforms and/or equipment
- Warrnambool Rangers Football Club – $1000 for uniforms and/or equipment
- Gorae Portland Cricket Club – $1000 for uniforms
- Port Fairy Tennis Club – $1785 to assist with COVID-19 recovery
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.”