The Victorian Government is getting right behind even more grassroots sporting clubs and organisations in Werribee that have been impacted by recent coronavirus lockdown actions.

Member for Werribee Tim Pallas announced three clubs and organisations in Werribee had secured grants of $2,000 through the Sporting Club Grants Program including Category 5 – Community Sport and Recreation Event Costs Support, that’s providing support for clubs hit hard by the effects of the latest restrictions.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving back to those clubs that took a financial hit during the recent lockdown in Victoria.

Clubs that incurred costs that cannot be recouped after events or activities were cancelled or postponed can use the funding towards cancellation fees for facilities, coaches and officials, as well as loss of perishable goods.

Grant recipients in Werribee include Werribee Auskick, Werribee Centrals Football Netball Club Inc, and Wyndham Track and Field Club.

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

Since 2014, the Government has provided more than 8,300 sporting club grants totalling more than $12 million to clubs across the state.

The Government has also allocated more than $39 million to clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations from the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-Term Survival Package.

The next round of the Sporting Club Grants Program is due to open later this year with grants available for new uniforms and equipment; training coaches, officials and volunteers and improving club operational effectiveness.

For more information on the grants program and a full list of recipients go to sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence

“We’re proud to provide this boost that’s helping clubs recoup lost revenue due to event cancellations and supporting them and their members.”

“Congratulations to our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing them back on the field supporting a new generation of homegrown local champions.”


Quotes attributable to Member for Werribee Tim Pallas

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Werribee the support they need when they need it most. Congratulations to all our local clubs in Werribee.”