HELPING WERRIBEE’S SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION ORGANISATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE
Member for Werribee announced one grant has so far been approved in the electorate under the second round of the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package.
The successful recipient is the Wyndham Vale Soccer Club.
These are the second round of grants from the Andrews Labor Government’s $40 million community sport survival package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers during this time.
The successful organisations in the first round of the Package include:
- Manor Lakes Football Club
- Werribee Bowls Club Inc
- Wyndham Basketball Association
- Werribee Bears Rugby League Sports Club
- Werribee Centrals Football Netball Club Inc
- Werribee Centrals Junior Football Club Inc
- Werribee Centrals Sports & Youth Club Inc
- Werribee Districts Football Club Inc
- Werribee Hockey Club
- Western United (Wyndham FC)
- Wyndham Suns Football Club
- Corpus Christi Basketball
- Werribee Junior Cricket Club
- Werribee Giants Baseball Club Inc
- Flames Basketball Club Incorporation
- Glen Orden Sports Club
- Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club
- Hoppers Crossing Football Club Inc.
- Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club
- Cambridge Basketball Club
- Hoppers Crossing Swimming Club Inc
- Werribee Cricket Club
- Werribee Football Club Limited
- Werribee Table Tennis Association
- Woodville Basketball Club
- Wyndham Dragons Netball Club
- Wyndham Track And Field Club
- Wyndham Warriors Bmx & Mountainbike Club Inc
- Werribee Little Athletics
- Italian Sports Club of Werribee Inc
- Werribee Victorian Clay Target Club
- Wyndhamvale Football Club Inc
- 1st Iramoo Scout Group
- 2nd Werribee Scout Group
- Good News Power Basketball Club
- Iramoo Basketball Club Inc
- Werribee All Abilities Basketball Club Inc
- Werribee Central Equestrian Club Inc
- Werribee Central Tennis Club Inc
- Wyndham Vale Cricket Club
- Werribee Archery Club
Victorians have been hit hard by the necessary restrictions, and sport and active recreation clubs and associations are no exception.
The Victorian Government will continue to work with the sport and recreation sector to explore recovery options and help clubs return to play when it is safe to do so.
With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.
The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package has two streams: grants for state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; and grants of up to $2,000 for associations and leagues and up to $1,000 for individual clubs.
Applications under Stream 2 are open until 16 October 2020. For further information and other grant opportunities visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.
The Government also recently announced its roadmap to COVID normal. This directive signals the first major steps in the return of community sport in Victoria. For all the latest roadmap information including an outline of the roadmap Step process visit https://www.vic.gov.au/coronavirus-covid-19-restrictions-roadmaps
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Community sport and recreation is an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this pandemic and come back stronger than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.”
“We know that people in Werribee want to get out on the park and represent their local club more than ever – we’re working hard to make that happen and give local clubs the support they need.”