Friday, 20 October 2017

Grassroots sports clubs in Gippsland are getting the equipment, skills and expertise they need to grow and win silverware.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing, today announced that 33 Gippsland clubs would share in over $500,000 from the first round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program 2017-18.

Grassroots sports clubs are the heart and soul of the Gippsland community. They bring people together and create healthier, happier and more united communities, and they’re the launching pad of our next generation of champions.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is helping more people of all ages and abilities to participate in grassroots sports and realise their sporting dreams.

There are grants for new modern uniforms and equipment, along with grants providing training programs for coaches, officials and volunteers.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s work to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, boost local economies, and support volunteers.

This grant round saw over 340 clubs successfully apply for funding across the state.

The Labor Government is delivering on the $120 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund that is upgrading tired grounds and ageing pavilions, and building female-friendly change rooms.

For more information on the Sporting Club Grants Program visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing:

“We’re giving grassroots sports clubs in Gippsland the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Here in Gippsland we are proud of our clubs and the vital role they play in bringing together our community.”