17 February 2023
Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Essendon are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.
Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson MP today announced applications had opened for the Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.
The program provides payments of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.
Grassroots clubs and organisations in the local area are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make community sport accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation. It’s invested thousands of sporting club grants totalling more than $15.5 million to clubs across the state since 2015.
For more information and to apply for Sporting Club Grants Program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-andfunding
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence MP
“Sport is the lifeblood of Victorian communities. That’s why we’re backing more clubs to help with uniforms and equipment, plus grants to invest in the future through training for coaches and volunteers.”
“This is about helping clubs get back in the game so more Victorians can join in the fun and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport offers.”
Quotes attributable to Member for Essendon, Danny Pearson MP
“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Essendon the support they need to come back better than ever from the recent restrictions, grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”
“I encourage all our local clubs in Essendon to grasp this opportunity and apply.”