Monbulk Clubs Score Sport Grants

7 grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Monbulk are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in funding from the Victorian Government.

Member for Monbulk James Merlino MP today announced the successful local applicants of the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. This is the third group of successful funding recipients to be announced.

The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Grant recipients include Ranges Basketball Club who scored $1,000 to purchase new uniforms, and Olinda Ferny Creek Football Netball Club, which is receiving $2,000 for cleaning, sanitation and equipment. Other local recipients include the 1st Kallista Scout Group, 1st Ferny Creek Scout Group, Belgrave Heights Tennis Club, Lysterfield Sailing Club and the Upwey Tecoma Cricket Club.

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.

The Sporting Club Grants program is accepting applications until 19 April or when the fund allocation runs out so grassroots clubs and organisations are encouraged to get in quick.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 5150 sporting club grants totalling more than $7 million to clubs across the state.

For more information on the grants and how to apply go to Sporting Club Grants Program – Sport and Recreation Victoria

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence

“We’re proud to provide this boost 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 Monbulk James Merlino MP

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Monbulk 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 Monbulk.”

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