The latest round of the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program is now open with more than $50,000 now available.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for teams to participate in state-wide or national sport carnivals, up to $1,000 to cover team uniforms and sport equipment, and up to $750 for travel and accommodation expenses.
Previous recipients include Indigenous Basketball Australia which received $1,500 towards costs for the team to travel to the Indigenous Community Basketball League in Bendigo in February and March.
General Manager of Strategic Initiatives at Indigenous Basketball Australia Sally Phillips said we see many of our players traveling great distances for the opportunity to take part in our program, so we are truly grateful to now be in a position to help fund the high costs of petrol and accommodation.
Both men’s and women’s Melbourne Stars Aboriginal T20 cricket teams also received $1,500 for travel to Albury for the inaugural T20 Aboriginal Tournament against the Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades.
Greensborough College received $750 for student and up-and-coming basketballer Heath Hay to participate in player development programs to help refine technical basketball skills.
The Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program reflects the Government’s support of Aboriginal Victorians and building stronger connections within the community sport sector.
Since the program began in 2020, the Government has provided 200 grants totalling more than $212,000 to Aboriginal community run organisations, clubs, and individuals across the state.
It’s one of the many ways the Government is ensuring individuals, teams and organisations have the resources they need to provide opportunities for all Victorians.
Applications for funding are open until 16 August 2022. For more information or to apply visit Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program.