Grants and awards Sport and Recreation | April 19, 2016
Sporting grants to benefit local clubs
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP has encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the next round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund.
“Local sporting clubs have the opportunity to update their facilities under the Victorian Government’s most recent grants stream,” Ms Kealy said.
“This fund will help local sporting clubs update tired grounds and build or upgrade facilities.
“These grants have invested more than $14 million towards 120 projects across the State. They have helped revitalise cricket pitches, install female friendly change rooms, improve courts, build new sporting fields and develop swimming pools,” she said.
The $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund includes $10 million specifically for female friendly facilities which will allow clubs to apply through their local councils, for up to $100,000 to build or upgrade their change rooms.
“I encourage our local sporting club representatives to visit the www.sport.vic.gov.au for more information about the grants and to contact their local council to apply for funding,” Ms Kealy said.
“Sport builds a sense of community, particularly in regional areas where it is one of the best ways for our local communities to get together, socialise and catch up on the news of the week.
“As well as the physical benefits of preventing illness, getting active helps maintain mental wellbeing, keeping us alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life,” she said.