Grassroots clubs receive State Government grant

Local clubs received up to $5000 from a State Government grant program. Picture: ON FILE

Ferntree Gully Cricket Club, Bayswater Lions Inline Hockey Club and Cockatoo and District Bowls Club are just some of the clubs to receive new grants from the Victorian State Government.

600 recipients will share in over $900,000 from the latest round of the sporting club grant program, with each club receiving up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, or up to $5000 for club development.

Since 2014, grassroots sporting clubs have received $13 million in support from the program.

Clubs applied for the grants from the three categories based on their own needs, with each club only being able to receive one grant.

The program aims to help fund grassroots clubs and organisations to address barriers to participation, develop safe and sustainable practices and build social local communities.

Cockatoo Little Athletics and Upwey Tecoma Cricket Club also received a grant from the program.