Clubs will receive grants of $1,500 and local leagues and associations will receive $2,500 to help recoup lost revenue after the cancellation of training, development programs and competitions during the pandemic.
The program also enables grassroots community sports to safely operate, support their members and athletes, and assist in the development of COVIDSafe sports plans.
Recipients of this round of grants include Sunbury Rebels Basketball Club, Bendigo Strikers Cricket Club, Gippsland Soccer League, Wattle Glen Tennis Club, Ballarat Kendo Club, Nhill Golf Club, Hockey Albury Wodonga, Lilydale Sailing Club andMount Macedon Petanque Club.
Bendigo Strikers Cricket Club Secretary Josan George said this funding is really a great help during these difficult times, especially for our small club with multicultural and migrant members in regional Victoria.
"We will be using a part of this funding to buy essential items like hand sanitizer, cleaning wipes and more to ensure we’re able to follow all government instructions and safely get back to the game," he said.
The Victorian Government already provided $40 million through three previous rounds of the program to more than 6,970 clubs, 490 leagues and associations and 75 state sporting associations, state sport and active recreation organisations and regional academies. Previous recipients have been eligible for top up grants.
For more information visit the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package