Gippsland South Danny O'Brien Sports COmmnity Grants Funding exercise Health Sporting Clubs The Nationals

Millions on offer for local sport clubs

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is urging local sports clubs to apply for a share $6 million dollars in State Government funding under round 2 of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

Mr O’Brien said the grants of up to $5,000 are available to assist clubs with the cost of equipment and uniforms, as well as improve administrative skills and operations.

“A lot of our sports clubs took a huge hit last year and continue to face uncertainty this year, whether that was through a lack of fundraising opportunities, membership fees or spectator fees,” Mr O’Brien said.

“Getting involved with a sports club has great social and health benefits for men and women and keeping these local clubs up and running is crucial for our wider community well-being.

“I’m encouraging all our local clubs to get an application in to receive a fair share of this funding.”

Last year $1.8 million dollars was made available under round one the Sporting Club Grants Program and was shared by more than 1,200 clubs including the following 19 sporting clubs from Gippsland South:

  • Activflip Gymnastics
  • Fish Creek Football Netball Club
  • Leongatha Croquet Club Incorporated
  • Leongatha Knights Football Club Inc.
  • Meeniyan Dumbalk United Football and Netball Club Inc
  • Port Welshpool and District Bowling Club
  • Stony Creek Football Netball Club Inc.
  • Leongatha Gymnastics Club Inc
  • Bennison Adult Riding Club Inc
  • Longford Cricket Club
  • Rosedale Kilmany Cricket Club Inc
  • Sale Bowls Club Inc
  • Sale Field and Game
  • Sale Keenagers Table Tennis Club
  • Sale Tennis Club Inc
  • Seaspray Surf Life Saving Club
  • Toora Football Netball Club Inc
  • Woodside Beach Surf Life Saving Club
  • Yarram And District Pony Club Inc

Mr O’Brien said applications for round 2 of the Sporting Club Grants Program are now open and close 5pm, Thursday 18 March 2021 or when funding exhausted.

“This funding will go fast as many clubs struggle to keep-up with continued costs amidst constant setbacks so don’t delay in getting your application in.

“I am more than happy to provide a letter of support for our local clubs wanting to apply and would love to see a large share of this funding distributed across Gippsland South.”

Sporting clubs wanting to apply for a grant can contact Mr O’Brien’s office on 5144 1987 or at [email protected] to arrange a letter of support.

For more information about the Sporting Club Grants Program or to apply, visit: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program.

The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local sports clubs to apply for state funding.

 

18 February 2021

 

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