Support for community sport

Community sporting clubs and associations can now apply for a share of $40 million in State Government grants dedicated to supporting grassroots players and volunteers.

From 25 May, 12,000 clubs and associations across Victoria can apply for support through the Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package.

The program has been designed to help with basic running costs and to support the return to play.

Eligible organisations will be able to apply for funding in four categories. These include up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations, up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies, and other state sport and recreational bodies, up to $15,000 for associations and leagues and up to $1,000 for individual clubs.

Community sport Minister Ros Spence also confirmed that $68 million from the Government’s $2.7 billion Building Works stimulus package would be allocated to fast-track sports infrastructure projects across the state.

“Community sport plays such a vital role in the lives and wellbeing of so many Victorians, and that’s why we are getting behind our clubs,” Ms Spence said.

“This is making it that little bit easier to pay the bills as we start to train again and move cautiously towards a return to the park.

“We will back projects that have the support of their community, will create jobs and provide real benefits.”

Applications for grants under the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package will be accepted from 25 May until 15 June, or until the funding allocation is exhausted.

For further information and directions on how to apply, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.

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