WEST GIPPSLAND AND LATROBE VALLEY CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS  

Wednesday 26th May 2021

Twelve grassroots sport clubs and organisations in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to $21,914 in funding from the Victorian Government.

Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today announced the latest successful applicants from West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley 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
Strzelecki Showtime Scout Show $450.00 Replacement of first aid kits
Blue Rock Motorcycle Club Inc $1,000.00 Purchase of Uniforms
Gippy Girls Netball $1,000.00 Uniforms for 65+ competitive Netball Team
Traralgon Pistol Club Inc $710.00 Target Timer
Mid Gippsland Junior Badminton Association Inc $1,411.00 Sanitisation of Stadium
Warragul and District Amateur Basketball Association $4,860.00 First Aid Training for Basketball Association Volunteers
Tynong North Girl Guides Campsite $1,967.00 Covidsafe Activities
Lonsdale Lodge Girl Guides Campsite $1,996.00 Covidsafe Activities
Buln Buln Junior Football Club Two grants of $2,000.00 Coaching skills enhancement and additional equipment and hygiene for COVID-safety
Drouin Football Club Inc $2,000.00 Club committee training using TD Sports Administration
Neerim District Bowling Club Inc $520.00 Touchless Toilet Equipment
Drouin Speedway Inc $2,000.00 Recovering costs from circuit breaker lockdown

 

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 http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program

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

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in West Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Congratulations to all our local clubs.”