Tuesday, 14 January 2020

Grassroots sports clubs across Eastern Victoria Region are being encouraged to apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials.

Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing has announced that applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019/20 Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Sporting Club Grants Program provides up to:

  • $5000 for training for coaches, officials and volunteers
  • $5000 to improve operational effectiveness
  • $2000 to address barriers that Indigenous athletes face in terms of participation in sport and active recreation
  • $1000 for new uniforms and equipment.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor Government’s commitment to making sport more accessible and inclusive, increasing local participation, stimulating local economies and building sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities.

Since 2014 the Government has provided more than 3,500 Sporting Club grants totalling more than $4.9 million.

For more information on the grants and how to apply, go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing

“Local sports clubs are the heart and soul of Eastern Victoria – they bring people together and create a healthy, happy and united community.”

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving Eastern Victorian clubs the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people play the sports they love.”

“I encourage sports clubs and associations to tap in to the opportunities that these Sporting Club grants can deliver for members and the wider communities.”