More individual community sport and recreation clubs across the Shepparton region are getting back on the move following coronavirus restrictions – thanks to the third tranche of the Victorian Government’s Community Sport Sector Short-term Package Stream 2.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced a further nine sport and recreation clubs across the Shepparton electorate who will each receive a grant of $1,000 through the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.
In addition to the 20 clubs across Shepparton announced over the last month, the successful clubs are:
- Numurkah Small Bore Rifle Club inc
- Dookie Bowls Club Inc
- Nathalia Bowling Club Inc
- Shepparton & Youth Club United Cricket Club
- Shepparton Football Netball Club
- Shepparton Golf Bowls Club
- Shepparton Runners Club Inc
- Shepparton Soccer Club
- Shepparton South Soccer Club Inc
Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times.
With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.
The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.
The deadline for applications has been extended until Monday 30 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted.
For further information and details on how to apply, visit: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package
The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“I’m pleased to see so many local sports and recreation clubs across the region receive this support, to help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier.”
“We know that sport and recreation play a big part in our physical and mental wellbeing, that is why the Andrews Government is supporting our local sporting and recreation clubs— to help bounce back from coronavirus restrictions and return to play as soon as possible.”
“Whilst a thousand dollars might not seem like much money; but for a small, volunteer run club in the country —this is a lifeline and could mean the difference between starting back up sooner – than later.”
“With the extension of the application deadline to 30th June, I am encouraging every local sport and recreation club in the region to apply.”