More grants to revamp sports facilities
The next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund are now open.
Importantly this is another chance for Victorian clubs, sporting organisations and councils to secure funding to build high quality, accessible sports infrastructure and new multi-sport indoor stadiums.
So far the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund has delivered more than $28 million to over 250 projects across the state, helping clubs transform tired sports grounds and ageing clubrooms to provide more opportunities for everyone to get healthy and active.
It also includes $10 million for Female Friendly Facilities to build or upgrade women’s change rooms, meaning female players will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training. This is one of the biggest ever investments in women’s participation in sport by an Australian state government.
The first round of the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund delivered funding for the Oakleigh Recreation Centre Redevelopment, a new indoor sporting complex at HE Parker Reserve in Heathmont and expansion of the Myrtleford Indoor Sports Stadium.
Now, even more sporting organisations, working with their local councils, can benefit. More grants of up to $3 million are now up for grabs to develop new, or expand existing indoor multi-sport stadiums and meet soaring demand for more court space
These stadiums are a hive of activity for more than 450,000 Victorians that play indoor sports like volleyball, basketball, netball and badminton.