Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence today announced that 4 grassroots sport clubs and organisations in the Werribee District are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900K from the Victorian Government.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas today announced the successful applicants from Werribee of the latest round of the Victorian Government’s 2020-21 Sporting Club Grants Program.

Due to the unprecedented amount of applications, the Victorian Government is proud to support our clubs during the pandemic and beyond by boosting the funding available from $450,000 to $900,000 worth of grants available this round.

The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

They help people of all ages and abilities take part in grassroots sport, no matter where they live and are a great boost for clubs who are looking to get back on track following coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions.

Grant recipients include Lightning Netball Club who scored $2000 for netball coaching, and Werribee Giants Baseball Club, which is receiving almost $1000 for tee ball equipment.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Since coming to office, the Victorian Government has provided 4952 Sporting Club Grants to clubs across the state, totalling more than $6.8 million. For more information on the grants and a full list of recipients http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence

“Recent coronavirus restrictions have had a heavy impact on community sport, that’s why we’re proud to provide this funding lifeline that opens up a range of opportunities on and off the field for clubs and their members. The Victorian Government is working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport can provide.” “Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee, Tim Pallas

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Werribee the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Congratulations to all our local clubs in Werribee District.”