DANDENONG CLUBS SCORE SPORT GRANTS
Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence today announced that grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Dandenong were set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams MP, today announced the successful applicants from Dandenong from the latest round of the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program.
Due to the unprecedented amount of applications, the Victorian Government is proud to support our clubs during the pandemic and beyond by boosting the funding available from $450,000 to $900,000 worth of grants available this round.
The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.
They help people of all ages and abilities take part in grassroots sport, no matter where they live and are a great boost for clubs who are looking to get back on track following coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.
The Dandenong electorate grant recipients included:
|Dandenong Tennis Club Inc.||Competition and social match balls||$972.00|
|Endeavour Hills Sports & Social Club Inc||Mandatory match balls||$1,000.00|
|Buckley Ridges Cricket Club||First Aid training for coaches||$1,960.00|
|Dandenong Cricket Club||First Aid Training for Committee & Coaches||$2,000.00|
|Endeavour Hills Cricket Club||Uniforms for Veteran Cricketers||$900.00|
|North Dandenong Cricket Club||Urgent Training equipment upgrade||$1,000.00|
|Endeavour Hills Eagles Junior Football Club||Endeavour Hills Junior Football Club Website Development||$4,250.00|
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
Since coming to office, the Victorian Government has provided 4952 Sporting Club Grants to clubs across the state, totalling more than $6.8 million.
For more information on the grants and a full list of recipients http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence
“Recent coronavirus restrictions have had a heavy impact on community sport, that’s why we’re proud to provide this funding lifeline that opens up a range of opportunities on and off the field for clubs and their members.”
“The Victorian Government is working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport can provide.”
“Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams
“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Dandenong the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”
“Congratulations to all our local clubs in Dandenong.”
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