Grants for country footy and netball now open
Country football and netball season is about to kick off and Gippsland clubs have a chance to apply for state government funding to improve their local facilities.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging all football and netball clubs and umpiring associations across Gippsland South to apply for the latest round of grants under the Country Football and Netball Program.
Mr O’Brien said applications can be made for grants of up to $100,000 to develop facilities which could include:
- upgrading of change room facilities for all players and umpires,
- development or upgrades of playing fields or netball facilities, or
- development or upgrade of lighting facilities.
“Grassroots football and netball is where it all begins and having great facilities encourages more participation and in turn provides great social and health benefits for the community.
“There are a number of clubs across Gippsland South that need upgrades, especially female change rooms and I encourage them to apply for funds.
“While these grants are targeted at football and netball clubs and umpiring associations the flow on impacts benefit the community as a whole,” Mr O’Brien said.
“When clubs are successful the local economy is stimulated with a creation of jobs to get the work done which is a win for the whole community.”
Applications for the current round of the Country Football and Netball program close on Monday, 3 June 2019. Clubs must register their interest to their local council.
For further information visit – www.sport.vic.gov.au