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Local sports clubs play on with new funds

Published: 14 September 2023

The latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program continues to break barriers for grassroots sport and recreation organisations, encouraging local communities to stay healthy and active.

Sporting Clubs Grants Program

Applications are now open for the Sporting Club Grants Program, which sees a strong focus on supporting, celebrating and building the capacity of sports volunteers in vital roles – from administration to coaching and umpiring.

Available grants include:

  • up to $750 to support athlete travel
  • up to $1,000 for uniforms, equipment and resources that improve accessibility and engagement
  • up to $2,000 for projects to strengthen volunteering and officiating
  • up to $4,000 to deliver a new sport or recreation program.

By providing more opportunities for local clubs and organisations, the program goes a long way towards future-proofing grassroots sports, while ensuring those participating are equipped with the necessary skills to take their game to the next level.

Cranross Tennis Club Secretary and Treasurer Lynda Martin highlighted the important role volunteers play.

‘Our committee of volunteers are ambassadors for the club, promoting its values and creating a sense of belonging,’ she said.

‘By building connections with members and willingly giving their time and skills, our volunteers encourage community engagement and active participation in the sport we all love,’ she added.

The club received a $2,000 grant through a previous round of the program to support current and future volunteer committee members with training and workshops to strengthen their skills and foster player development.

Cranross Tennis Club also aced $2,000 to support current and future volunteer committee members with training and workshops that strengthen their skills and foster player development.

The Sporting Club Grants Program has provided more than $16 million to thousands of community sport and recreation clubs across the state since 2015.

It’s part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to making community sport and recreation more inclusive and accessible, stimulating local economies, building sustainable sport and recreation volunteer opportunities, and increasing participation.

Applications for this round close at 4 pm on 12 October 2023. For more information and to apply, visit Sporting Clubs Grants Program.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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