Charlton Sporting Clubs To Receive Flood Funding

Charlton Sporting Clubs To Receive Flood Funding

Victoria Deputy Premier Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan

Victoria Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty

Funding Announced For Flood-Affected Community Groups

Victor P Taffa

More than 100 community organisations including sporting clubs, historical societies, social clubs and agricultural groups will be able to continue the important work they contribute in bringing communities together, thanks to more than $440,000 of funding.

Deputy Premier and Minister for Regional and Rural Development Peter Ryan and Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty made the announcement in Charlton today.

Mr. Ryan said 111 community groups across Victoria will receive funding under the $4 Million Floods Community Recovery Fund (CRF) to help restore infrastructure and replace items lost as a result of the devastating floods across the state.

“This money will help restore community facilities and rebuild social networks that were damaged or lost as a result of the floods.” Mr. Ryan said.

Mr. Delahunty said 11 community groups in Charlton would receive funding, including a number of local sporting clubs.

“Community sports facilities are often the lifeblood of rural communities, many of which have suffered extensive damage. Funding will be used for a range of activities including repairs to damaged club buildings and purchase of new sporting equipment.” Mr. Delahunty said.

“More than $14,000 will also be provided to Tennis Victoria and Netball Victoria to conduct an assessment of damage to tennis and netball hard courts in flood-affected areas, which will help inform possible options to restore these facilities.”

Mr. Ryan also announced today that an additional 10 councils would each receive an immediate $50,000 payment under the Floods CRF.

“Ballarat, Glenelg, Golden Plains, Greater Bendigo, Greater Shepparton, Macedon Ranges, Moyne, Murrindindi, Warrnambool, and West Wimmera local councils will each receive the Payment.” Mr. Ryan said.

“This funding is on top of $800,000 provided in early March to 16 local councils most impacted by the floods.”

The $4 Million Floods CRF are a joint initiative between the State and Commonwealth Governments.

 

VIC Minister for Sport & Recreation Hugh Delahunty

VIC Minister for Sport & Recreation Hugh Delahunty