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Helping clubs get back on their feet

Published: 3 November 2023

The Victorian Government is helping clubs back on their feet with grants now available to help replace or repair essential sport, first aid or safety equipment lost through fire, theft, storm, flood or criminal damage.

Sporting equipment 2023

Applications are now open for the latest round of the Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants Program.

Grants of $1,000 are available to help Victorian clubs get back to business after disaster or criminal activity.

Previous grant recipients include Old Carey Cricket Club in Bulleen which received funding towards replacing playing and first-aid equipment after the October 2022 floods.

Vice President of the Old Carey Cricket Club, Jack Quartermain said the grant provided great support to the club after losing several thousands of dollars in equipment and match gear.

‘It was a stressful time given our club grounds were underwater and there was significant damage to our facility, so the grant was instrumental help,’ he said.

Geelong BMX Club also received funding for bike and safety equipment after theft of their clubrooms. Thornbury Athletic Football Club also scored a boost to replace soccer goal nets after an act of vandalism.

The Program provides swift, practical support to get clubs back up and running and is furthered by the Sporting Club Grants Program that has injected more than $16 million to thousands of community sport and recreation clubs across the state since 2015.

These initiatives and more are part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make community sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build local sport and volunteer opportunities, and increase participation.

For more information visit Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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