Applications are now open for the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.
The Victorian Budget 2020/21 added a further $6 million to the popular program, building on more than $1.8 million kicked in by the Government for more than 1,200 clubs across the state last year.
The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness. A COVID Recovery category is also being delivered that will provide up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.
The grants will help people of all ages and abilities take part in grassroots sport no matter where they live and provide a great boost for clubs who are looking to get their operations back on track following a disrupted 2020.
Recipients in previous rounds of funding included the Benalla Hockey Association which won $1,000 to purchase new uniforms and first aid kits for junior teams and the Sunbury Football Netball Club which is receiving $5,000 to develop a strategic plan to identify priorities relating to membership, participation and promotion.
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation.
Since 2014, the Government has provided more than 4,950 sporting clubs with grants totalling more than $6.8 million.
For more information on the grants and how to apply visit the Sporting Club Grants Program