Grants of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operations are now available.
The Sporting Club Grants Program has provided a boost to clubs getting back on track after the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Since 2014, the program has injected $13 million to support clubs through 8,600 grants.
Recent grant recipients include Airport West St Christophers Cricket Club which received $1,000 to purchase new equipment including cricket balls, and Sale Baseball Club, which scored $1,000 to purchase new uniforms. Benalla and Keysborough Junior Football Clubs both received $1,500 for COVIDSafe signage and cleaning supplies.
Airport West St Christophers Cricket Club Vice President Bill Maddern said with additional players and teams out on the park, we’re investing in new equipment like cricket balls to allow even more locals to return to training and playing the sport they love in a safe and welcoming environment.
The program is making community sport more accessible and inclusive, helping stimulate local economies, building sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increasing local participation.
The Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-Term Survival Package has provided $50 million to clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations.
To find out more visit Sporting Club Grants Program