Member for Morwell Russell Northe has urged Latrobe Valley’s sporting groups and organisations to apply for grants from the $4.6 million Sporting Club Program.
Mr Northe said the program was designed to give clubs the tools and resources needed to stay viable and competitive.
“Our sporting clubs can put some new life into their club with new uniforms, modern equipment, increased knowledge, and stronger operational capacity,” Mr Northe said.
“Many of our local sporting groups and organisations have stretched budgets and this program assists those involved with sporting groups to represent their club and region to the best of their ability,” he said.
“It is hoped the grants will also help to attract and accommodate new clubs members, nurture talent and overcome financial barriers that might prevent some people from being more active, more often.”
The program has three funding categories:
Category 1: Uniforms or Equipment Grants up to $1,000 to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.
Category 2: Skill Development Grants up to $2,500 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees.
Category 3: Club Operational Capacity Grants up to $5,000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation through accessible sport and active recreation opportunities.
Applications are now open and will close on 3rd March 2016. For more information or to apply for a grant, please http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/sporting-club-grants-program
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