This round sees 72 grant recipients scoring a grant, with teams and individuals from 17 community organisations to receive a share of more than $80,000 through the latest round of the Aboriginal Sporting Participation Grant Program.
The program provides grants of up to $1,500 for teams to participate in statewide or national carnivals, up to $1,000 for teams and $250 for individuals for uniforms and equipment and up to $750 to cover travel and accommodation expenses.
Recipients in this round include 10 teams from Southern Aboriginal Sports which have been awarded $1,500 each for their junior basketballers to take part in a Lightning Pathway Program into Basketball Victoria competitions.
Warriors Gridiron Club in Mulgrave received $750 to help buy new uniforms, making it possible for even more Aboriginal young people to play at the club.
The Budjeri Napan Association Inc in Morwell received $2,500 to help buy new uniforms and assist the Young Yeerungs U9s football team to enter into the Victorian Aboriginal Community Services Association Ltd - State-wide Junior Football Netball Carnival in 2022.
The Black Eagles Basketball Club from Shepparton received $11,000 for 11 of its junior basketball teams to attend basketball association tournaments.
Since 2020, the Victorian Government has provided more than $210,000 through this program towards 200 grants to support Aboriginal community run organisations, clubs and individuals across the state.
For a full list of the funded initiatives from this round and more information visit the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program.