The Victorian Government is ramping up support for state sporting associations, associations, leagues, clubs and state sporting bodies doing it tough through the second round of the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP today announced applications were open for Narre Warren South’s associations and leagues to apply for up to $2,000, clubs to snag up to $1,000, and state sporting associations and sporting bodies were able to apply for grants to support their operational viability.
Also, clubs that received a $1,000 boost in the first round can expect a $500 top up, and leagues and associations funded in the first round can expect a $1,000 top up, within the next two weeks.
The first round of funding rolled out more than 5,000 of the $1,000 grants to support individual clubs, with 200 leagues and associations securing a share in $1.4 million as well as almost 70 state sporting associations, regional academies and sport bodies scoring more than $12.7 million through the program.
Successful recipients in Narre Warren South included Berwick Springs Cricket Club, Berwick Springs Football Netball Club, Hampton Park Bowls Club, Hampton Park Tennis Club, Hampton Park Basketball Association, Hampton Park United Sparrows FC, and Narre South Cricket Club.
This round of the Government’s $40 million package is taking the support to another level so clubs and associations which are doing it tough not only survive but come back ready to play when the time is right.
The boost will help Victoria’s clubs and major sport bodies and associations with operational viability, especially during times of loss of revenue due to the cancellation of sport training, development programs and competition.
These grants are part of the Andrews Government’s strong investment in supporting community sport and active recreation in these challenging times.
The second round of the program delivers two categories: grants for state sporting associations and other state sport and recreation bodies are available under Stream 1, and grants of up to $2,000 for leagues and associations and up to $1,000 for individual clubs available under Stream 2. Stream 1 applications close on 21 September 2020 and Stream 2 closes on 16 October 2020
The Victorian Government is also investing $68 million in shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, 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.
For further information on the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package, please visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding
Quotes attributable to Member for Narre Warren South Gary Maas MP
“Local sport is vital to our community in Narre Warren South and this support should help them survive until it’s safe for our much-loved sport to return.”
“The Victorian Government will continue to support community sport and recreation organisations during this crisis as they are so important for the community’s physical and mental well-being.”
“We’re all looking forward to when local sports can safely return. It will be a real boost to our area and I hope this funding helps these clubs get through this difficult time.”