HELPING WERRIBEE’S SPORTS CLUBS AND ASSOCIATIONS SURVIVE AND THRIVE
The Victorian Government is ramping up support for state sporting associations, associations, leagues, clubs and state sporting bodies doing it tough through the second round of the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced applications were open for Werribee’s associations and leagues to apply for up to $2,000, clubs to snag up to $1,000, and state sporting associations and sporting bodies were able to apply for grants to support their operational viability.
Also, clubs in Werribee that received a $1000 boost in the first round can expect a $500 top up, and leagues and associations funded in the first round can expect a $1000 top up, within the next two weeks.
The first round of funding rolled out more than 5,000 of the $1,000 grants to support individual clubs, with 200 leagues and associations securing a share in $1.4 million as well as almost 70 state sporting associations, regional academies and sport bodies scoring more than $12.7 million through the program.
Successful recipients in Werribee included:
- Manor Lakes Football Club
- Werribee Archery Inc
- 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
This round the Government’s $40 million package is taking the support to another level so clubs and associations which are doing it tough not only survive but come back ready to play when the time is right.
The boost will help Victoria’s clubs and major sport bodies and associations with operational viability, especially during times of loss of revenue due to the cancellation of sport training, development programs and competition.
These grants are part of the Government’s strong investment in supporting community sport and active recreation in these challenging times.
The second round of the program delivers two categories: grants for state sporting associations and other state sport and recreation bodies are available under Stream 1 and grants of up to $2,000 for leagues and associations and up to $1,000 for individual clubs available under Stream 2.
The Victorian Government is also investing $68 million in shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, to stimulate jobs and economic activity, and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.
For further information on the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package, please visit https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding
Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas
“Sport is an integral part of the Werribee community and this support will help our clubs, leagues and associations pay the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier.”
“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back better 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 making sure our sports are ready to go when it’s safe to do so.”