HELPING BALLARAT’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle and Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison today announced 15 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorates of Buninyong and Wendouree from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.

Local sports clubs are an integral part of our community, and this support will help our clubs pay the bills and make their return to play that little bit easier.

The successful clubs are:

  • Ballarat Bowling Club
  • Ballarat Football Club
  • Ballarat Pony Club Inc
  • Ballarat Royals Baseball Club Incorporated
  • Brown Hill Cricket Club Inc
  • Forest Rangers Soccer Club
  • Midlands Golf Club Inc
  • North Ballarat Football Club
  • North Ballarat Junior Football Club Inc
  • North Ballarat Sports club Inc
  • Victoria Bowling Club Inc
  • Western Croquet Club
  • Ballarat Field and Game Inc
  • Lexton Football Netball Club
  • Buninyong Cricket Club

These are the first grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package and will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition.

Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times.

Getting back on the field or court is incredibly important for the more than three million Victorians who are involved in community sport and recreation – that’s why the Victorian Government is getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.

The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.

Applications will be accepted until 15 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted. For further information and directions on how to apply,
visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package.

The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Quotes attributable to Member for Buninyong Michaela Settle

“Sports clubs are an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier.”

“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Wendouree Juliana Addison

 “The community sport short term survival grants are all about helping local clubs with basic running costs and support during this tough time.” 

“We are backing our sporting teams and clubs by ensuring they get the support they need to keep going and stay afloat.”

 

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