Funding available to Western Victoria sports clubs

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Sports clubs are being encouraged to apply for new grants in a state government program to assist with new equipment and training.

Western Victoria MP Jaala Pulford said last week she encourages applications from local clubs for the next round of the $4.6 million Sporting Club Grants Program..

Ms Pulford said the Sporting Club Grants Program gives clubs the chance to secure grants to buy new sports uniforms and equipment, or to expand the skills of coaches and officials.

I encourage clubs in Western Victoria to make the most of this support and apply online now

Jaala Pulford

“We’re making sure our clubs in Western Victoria are as strong as possible and that’s what these grants are all about,” Ms Pulford said.

“I encourage clubs in Western Victoria to make the most of this support and apply online now for new uniforms, better equipment or training for their coaches,” she said.

The program has provided over $2.8 million to more than 2,000 sport and active recreation organisations across the state.

Ms Pulford said grants of up to $1,000 are available to buy new team uniforms or equipment, while grants of up to $2,000 are available to expand the skills of coaches and officials.

“Clubs in Western Victoria can also receive up to $5,000 for initiatives that strengthen their operations and grow their membership,” Ms Pulford said.

“There are also grants to support travel and accommodation costs for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete,” she said.

Applications for round six are now open until 24 January 2018.

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