Gippsland South sporting cubs awarded grants

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien with Cowwarr Football Netball Club’s Garry Blair celebrating the Saints’ success in a recent round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

Gippsland South sporting clubs will benefit following successful grant applications to round two of the Victorian Sporting Club Grants Program.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien said he was delighted to see Gippsland South sporting clubs listed among the 400 clubs from across the state that were granted up to $4,000 to help remove barriers to participation in their respective sports.

“The cost-of-living crisis is leaving many families facing tough choices, and many are having to withdraw from sporting activity as the cost of uniforms and memberships fees prove difficult to manage.

“While the Government still has a long way to go to ease the financial burden Gippsland households are facing, these grants will help some of our local clubs remove those financial barriers by covering things like uniform or travel costs.”

Mr O’Brien said successful applications to round two of the program included:

  • Fish Creek Football Netball Club
  • Venus Bay Surf Life Saving Club
  • Cowwarr Football Netball Club
  • Sale City Football Netball Club
  • Port Franklin Tennis and Sports Club

“These are all wonderful local clubs and I am thrilled to see that this money will be put to great use in our local community.”

Mr O’Brien said that the State Government had recently announced a new round of the Get Active Kids Voucher Program, which provides eligible Victorian families up to $200 towards the cost of participating in sport.  It will be opening for applications soon with more information available at

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