LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS ACROSS EASTERN VICTORIA TO SURVIVE AND THRIVE
Thursday, 4 June 2020
Member for Eastern Victoria Region, Harriet Shing, has announced grants of $1,000 that have so far been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
Community sport in the Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland are an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier.
The successful clubs are:
- Nar Nar Goon Football Club Inc.
- Aztecs Hockey Club Inc
- Drouin Bowling Club Inc
- Ellinbank Badminton Club Inc
- Garfield Bowling Club
- Hallora Cricket Club Inc
- Neerim District Bowling Club Inc
- Trafalgar Football Netball Club
- Warragul Cycling Club Inc
- Warragul Gymnastic Club Inc
- Moe/Newborough Baseball Club Inc.
- Moe United Soccer Club
- Churchill Baseball Club Inc
- Gippsland Ranges Roller Derby Inc.
- Glengarry Football Netball Club
- Latrobe Valley Triathlon club
- Traralgon Centrals Cricket Club Inc
- Traralgon Football Netball Club Inc
- Traralgon Rovers Cricket Club Inc
- Morwell Baseball Club Inc
- Newborough Bulldogs Cricket Club
- Newborough Yallourn United Soccer Club Inc.
These are the first grants from the Victorian Government’s $40 million community sport package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition.
Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times.
With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.
The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.
Applications will be accepted until 15 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted. For further information and directions on how to apply, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.
The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Harriet Shing
“These clubs are an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”
“We know that people in the Latrobe Valley and West Gippsland want to get out on the park and represent their local club more than ever – we’re working hard to make that happen and give local clubs the help they deserve.”