Victorian government provides additional support for local sports clubs and leagues


The Victorian government has announced new support for thousands of clubs, leagues and sports associations affected by public health restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

Victorian Community Sport Minister Ros Spence announced yesterday that applications are open for a fourth round of $ 10 million of the community sport sector’s COVID-19 Survival Program – carrying the program to support these key grassroots organizations to $ 50 million.

Explaining the need for support, Minister Spence said “Community sports clubs are the backbone of many local communities and this will help them through very difficult times.

“These clubs are a home from home for many people and the support they receive is actually support for the hundreds of thousands of players, volunteers and supporters who make these organizations so valuable.”

The community sport sector’s COVID-19 survival program has so far provided a lifeline to more than 6,300 clubs, with additional support from 430 leagues and associations and 75 state sports associations, organizations and regional academies .

All Victorian clubs that have suffered losses due to the current foreclosure will be eligible, including clubs that have received grants in previous program cycles.

Clubs and associations are getting tough with restrictions on training and competitions and the new support will allow thousands of local clubs to move to safety to resume play as part of the Victorian roadmap released last Sunday .

In the fourth round, clubs can apply for a grant of $ 1,500 and local leagues and associations $ 2,500 to cover costs and lost income associated with canceled practices, development programs and competitions.

Welcoming the package, Sunshine Softball Association Secretary Jo Ingram said, “The Board of Directors and members of the Sunshine Softball Association sincerely thank the government for this package of support to help softball continue to thrive. in these difficult times for everyone “.

Former grantees will be invited to respond to an email from Sport and Recreation Victoria by October 29, 2021 to receive their top-up grant.

Click here for more information and a list of all Community Sport COVID-19 Survival Kit recipients.

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