The Victorian Government is delivering further support towards grassroots sports clubs and members with new payments as a result of coronavirus restrictions.
Grants of $2,000 are now available for clubs hit hard by restrictions as part of the Victorian lockdown due to COVID-19 cases in the state.
As part of the Sporting Club Grants Program, funding is obtainable for clubs that have incurred costs that cannot be recouped due to cancelled or postponed events, activities and competitions. The associated costs include cancellation fees for facilities, coaches and officials, as well as loss of perishable goods and booking fees.
Previous grant recipients include Central Victoria Swimming who received $2,000 towards recouping event costs for program printing and medals and trophies after their two-day carnival was cancelled.
Park Orchards Basketball Club received $2,000 towards hall hire and registration costs associated with the cancellation of their 3 x 3 Hustle tournament. Mount Prospect District Tennis Association received $2,000 for catering and court preparation costs after two of its events were cancelled.
The Sporting Club Grants Program forms part of the Government’s initiative to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, while increasing overall local participation.
It is recommended that grassroots clubs and organisations are to apply as soon as possible.
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 8,100 sporting club grants totalling more than $12 million to clubs across the state.
The Victorian Government has also allocated more than $30 million to clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations from the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-Term Survival Package.
More details and how to apply can be accessed here.