Grassroots sporting clubs across Victoria can apply for funding to upgrade equipment, buy new uniforms, boost administration capabilities and improve training for officials.
Applications for the State Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program opened on 6 January.
The new round of local club grants provides up to $5000 to help train coaches, officials and volunteers training and improve operational effectiveness.
The grants also provide up to $2000 to address barriers that Indigenous athletes face in sport and up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment.
Minister for tourism, sport and major events Martin Pakula said these grants will help foster and improve sport across the state.
“Strong local clubs are the foundation of our vibrant sporting environment in Victoria and that’s why we make such an effort to help out at the grassroots level,” he said.
“Grants for uniforms and new equipment can provide an enormous lift for a club and its members, and that spreads through the community.”
“We’re not forgetting the people who run the clubs and coach the teams – providing training and support for these volunteers is an investment in the future.”
For more information on the grants and how to apply, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program.