Grants

Funding streams open to local sporting groups

A range of funding streams have opened to provide local sporting clubs with life-saving equipment and updated facilities, according to Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp.

Mr Crisp said three grant programs, including the Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program, the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the Better Indoor Stadiums Fund, had opened to clubs and associations.

“Sporting groups can apply directly to the defibrillator grant program, with 400 defibrillators and training packages still available,” Mr Crisp said.

“A number of local clubs have been successful through this grants program in the past, so I encourage others to apply also,” he said.

Mr Crisp said sporting groups would need to work with their local council to apply for funding through the $100 million Community Sports and Infrastructure Fund and the $22m Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.

“I know of a lot of clubs are seeking upgrades to their small stadiums, changerooms or clubrooms, and these grant streams provide a great opportunity for them to work with their local council to achieve this,” he said.

“The Community Sports Infrastructure Fund also includes the $10m Female Friendly Facilities program, with up to $100,000 available for those looking to build new facilities, or upgrade old ones, to cater for female players.”

Mr Crisp said more information was available at www.sport.vic.gov.au.

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