Eleven clubs from across the state will share in more than $19,000 from the Victorian Government’s Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants Program.
The Program helps clubs get back to business by providing swift, practical support to replace essential sporting and first aid equipment lost or destroyed through fire, flood, significant storms, theft or criminal damage.
The latest round of grant recipients includes Bullengarook Pony Club which received $1,900 towards replacing stolen horse jumping equipment after break-in and theft.
Bullengarook Pony Club Committee Member Robert Challis said the emergency grant helped replace training equipment to keep our club operating and make sure we can continue educating our young members
The Ferntree Gully Footballers Cricket Club also received $2,000 to replace stolen junior equipment including cricket pads and balls which was preventing the club from being able to train and play.
Mernda Football Netball Club also received $1,970 to replace first aid equipment damaged due to flooding.
These initiatives are just one part of the Victorian Government’s work to make community sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build local sport and volunteer opportunities, and increase participation.
For more information about the grants and how they can help visit Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants