Sport and Recreation Grants and awards | January 22, 2016
Sporting Club Grants Program Open
Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy is encouraging local sporting groups and organisations to apply for a $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program which is now open.
Emma Kealy MP said the program is designed to give clubs the tools and resources they need to keep them viable and competitive.
“Our sporting clubs can put some new life into their club with new uniforms, modern equipment, increased knowledge, and stronger operational capacity,” Ms Kealy said.
“Many of our local sporting groups and organisations have stretched budgets and this program assists those involved with sporting groups to represent their club and region to the best of their ability.
“It is hoped the grants will also help to attract and accommodate new clubs members, nurture talent and overcome financial barriers that might prevent some people from being more active, more often,” she said.
The program has three funding categories:
Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment
Grants up to $1000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.
Category 2: Skill Development
Grants up to $2500 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches,
officials, administration staff and management committees.
Category 3: Club Operational Capacity
Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities.
Applications are now open and will close on 3 March 2016.
For more information or to apply for a grant, please visit http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/sporting-club-grants-program