The Victorian football community is set to benefit from the latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program, as grassroots Clubs and organisations can now apply for funding to help with the return to football.
Thanks to the Andrews Labor Government, grassroots Clubs and organisations can apply for up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operations.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today launched the latest round of the program, which has been a huge success since its inception in 2014. To date, the Sporting Club Grants Program has injected $13 million to support Clubs through 8,600 grants.
The Hon. Ros Spence credits the grant with making community sport more accessible and inclusive, helping to stimulate local economies, building sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increasing local participation.
“This new round of grants will be vital in helping clubs get back on their feet and back in the game – helping cover the cost of uniforms, equipment, training and more.” Spence said.
“We’re continuing to back sport clubs across the state to make sure they are the best they can be – and to ensure more Victorians have the chance to get active and have fun.”
Recent grant recipients include Croydon North Cricket Club, which received $2,000 for first aid training for coaches, and Sale Baseball Club, which scored $1,000 to purchase new uniforms. Benalla and Keysborough Junior Football Clubs both received $1,500 for COVIDSafe signage and cleaning supplies.
In addition to the Sporting Club Grants Program, the Labor Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-Term Survival Package has also been an enormous assistance to football and other sporting communities. To date, it has provided $50 million to clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations.
Applications for the Sporting Club Grants Program close January 25, 2022. For more information, or to apply please visit the link below.