The latest round of the $20 million World Game Facilities Fund provides grants of up to $500,000 to councils and alpine resort boards to deliver shovel-ready projects that will benefit soccer players and club volunteers.
The new 2020-21 round will prioritise investments that support under-represented groups such as women and girls and disadvantaged Victorian communities.
Projects funded in the 2019-20 round included $400,000 towards a new pavilion at the home of the Hume Spears Sports Club – Seth Raistrick Recreation Reserve in Campbellfield – and $125,000 for new lighting at Milpera Reserve, Wantirna – the home of FC Citylife.
Since 2018, the World Game Facilities Fund has invested $9.4 million in 37 game-changing infrastructure projects with a total project value of $25.5 million.
With more than 456,000 participants statewide and Australia set to co-host the FIFA Women’s World Cup in 2023, including games at Melbourne’s AAMI Stadium, the fund will help ensure a healthy future for the sport.
The initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to sport and active recreation, gender equality, active lifestyles and stimulating local economies through job creation to make a real difference to local communities.
The Government has invested more than $1 billion in community sport and recreation infrastructure since 2014.
For more information visit World Game Facilities Fund