Yuroke sports clubs encouraged to apply for new grants

Yuroke 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 Yuroke Ros Spence 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 keeps kids happy and healthy, communities active and local clubs strong.

Applications for the next funding round  open on 14 June 2016 and close on 29 July 2016.

For more information or to apply online, visit www.sport.vic.gov.au