Five grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Cardinia and the Yarra Ranges are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to $5,052 in funding from the Victorian Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the latest successful applicants from Cardinia and the Yarra Ranges of the current round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Local clubs who have received grants are:

Club Grant Amount Purpose
Mt Evelyn Butterfly Guides $203.00 New uniforms
Mt Evelyn Caterpillar Guides $992.00 New uniforms
Yarra Ranges Athletics $1,000.00 Athletics Equipment Upgrade
Mount Evelyn Junior Football Club $2,000.00 To go toward the Mental Health and Well-being of participants
Emerald Tennis Club $857.00 Uniforms for junior club members


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 as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 5150 sporting club grants totalling more than $7 million to clubs across the state.

For more information on the grants, visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence

“We’re proud to provide this boost that opens up a range of opportunities on and off the field for clubs and their members.”

“Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing

“Congratulations to those clubs who have secured additional support through the Sporting Club Grants Program – these grants continue to enable more people than ever to participate in the sports they love, across the entire state.”