Monbulk electorate sports clubs will be able open their doors to more members with funding from the Andrews Labor Government to buy new equipment and help coaches and officials learn new skills.

Member for Monbulk Mr James Merlino MP, today encouraged applications from local clubs for the third round of the $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program.

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

The Sporting Club Grants Program provides grants of up to $1000 to clubs across Victoria to buy new team uniforms or equipment.

Grants of up to $2000 are also available to expand the skills of coaches and officials, and clubs can receive up to $5000 for initiatives that strengthen their operations and sustainability.

Victoria is the sporting State, and the Labor Government wants it to stay that way. The Sporting Club Grants Program is just one of the Government’s initiatives that keep kids happy and healthy, communities active and local clubs strong.

Applications for the next funding round open on 07 December 2016 and close on 15 February 2017.

For more information or to apply online, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Monbulk

“I encourage Monbulk clubs to make the most of this support, and apply online for the second round of Sporting Club Grants Program.”

“Giving club administrators and volunteers opportunities to improve their skills will also give our clubs the edge over our rivals, and make sure that they’re sustainable.”

“Programs like these give communities like [insert name] the chance to come together and play their favourite sport, learn new skills, and reach their potential.”



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