Grants and awards | April 07, 2017
Funding streams open to local sporting groups
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is urging local sports clubs and councils to apply for state government funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums.
Ms Kealy said a number of grant programs, including the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program, the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, had opened to clubs and associations.
“Sporting groups can apply directly to the defibrillator grant program, with 400 defibrillators and training packages still available,” Ms Kealy said.
“A number of local clubs have been successful through these grant program in the past, so I encourage others to apply,” she said.
Ms Kealy said sporting groups would need to work with their local council to apply for funding through the $100 million Community Sports and Infrastructure Fund and the $22m Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.
“I know of a lot of clubs are seeking upgrades to their small stadiums, change rooms or clubrooms, and these grant streams provide a great opportunity for them to work with their local council to achieve this,” she said.
“The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund also includes the $10m Female Friendly Facilities program, with up to $100,000 available for those looking to build new facilities, or upgrade old ones, to cater for female players.”
Ms Kealy said more information was available at www.sport.vic.gov.au.