Bendigo Sporting Clubs Grants Program Applicants Announced

Bendigo Sporting Clubs Grants Program Applicants Announced

Victoria Minister for Sport John Eren

Bendigo Clubs Score Share In $23,000 Sporting Grants

Victor P Taffa

Grassroots sports clubs in Bendigo will have new ways to unlock their potential after 12 clubs scored a share of the latest round of the Andrews Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

Minister for Sport John Eren today joined members of the Kangaroo Flat Football Netball Club at Dower Park to announce they were one of more than 600 successful applicants across the state to receive a grant from the popular program.

Through the program, the State Government is helping clubs expand their skills and strengthen their operations, and assisting athletes to become the best they can be.

 

“Sport is the heart and soul of so many communities, with local sports and club facilities bringing people of all walks of life together to nurture the next generation of home-grown heroes.” Minister for Sport John Eren said.

“I encourage other Victorian clubs and state sporting associations to make the most of these new grants when applications for the next round later this year.”

Other Bendigo based clubs and associations to receive the funding included:

  • Bendigo Dragons American Football Club
  • Bendigo Radio Air Controlled Club
  • Bendigo Umpires Association
  • Bendigo Women’s Football Club
  • Bendigo Yacht Club
  • Lockwood South and District Bowling Club
  • Maiden Gully Junior Football Club
  • Marong Cricket Club
  • Quarry Hill Croquet Club
  • Quarry Hill Golf Club
  • Special Olympics Victoria Bendigo Region

The Sporting Club Grants Program gives clubs the chance to secure grants of up to $5,000 to bolster operations and increase community participation, and $2,000 to expand the skill sets of coaches or officials, for training such as first aid courses or umpires’ accreditation programs.

“This is great news for the wider Bendigo sporting community and these grants will go a long way to helping the grassroots clubs perform even better, on and off the field.” Member for Bendigo West Maree Edwards said.

Grants of up to $1,000 are also available for clubs to buy new team uniforms or equipment.

The program is part of the Andrews Government’s work to make sport more accessible and inclusive, increase local participation, stimulate local economies and build sustainable volunteer opportunities.

Applications for the next round of the four-year fund will open on 14 June 2016.