The State Government has just announced the latest round of the $20 Million World Game Facilities Fund which seeks to prioritise investments that support football players and clubs in underrepresented groups such as women and girls and disadvantaged communities.
Member for Morwell Russell Northe said he was hopeful that local clubs would benefit from the fund, and whereby grants of up to $500,000 are available for Councils and Alpine Resort Boards to help deliver shovel ready projects that will benefit players and club volunteers.
“Grants can be used for the purposes to build new female friendly change rooms, provide lighting at grounds and upgrade pitches” said Mr Northe.
The program aims to assist soccer clubs and organisations to upgrade existing or develop new facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria to support the growth of football.
“We have some incredible local soccer clubs and leagues that have experienced enormous growth in recent years, and it would be wonderful to see Latrobe Valley clubs benefit from this fund, given the importance of soccer amenities and infrastructure that should match the expectation of local players, volunteers and our community”, Mr Northe said.
Applications are open only for Local Government Authorities and Alpine Resort Boards who can apply directly to the fund.
“Local clubs and organisations can seek access to support from the fund by submitting an expression of interest form for community organisations directly to their local Council” Mr Northe said.
“Community sports organisations and clubs really do bring our community together and help to break down barriers, which subsequently makes a real and positive difference for so many”, said Mr Northe.
“On that basis it would be fabulous if we saw at least one of our Latrobe Valley soccer clubs be successful under the $20 Million World Game Facilities Fund”, Mr Northe concluded.
For more information on the application process including program guidelines please visit: