Lockdown grants for sports clubs


Victorian sporting and recreation clubs forced to cancel or postpone events due to the current lockdown will be able to apply for cash grants to defray costs.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence announced that the application deadline for the State Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program has been extended to 27 August.

The current round of the program provides $2000 grants for eligible clubs and community organisations impacted by the July lockdown or the current lockdown.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence said, “This is a vital lifeline for our sports clubs hit hardest by the effects of the latest restrictions, that’s why we’re getting on with extending this support.

“I encourage clubs left out of pocket to take advantage of this initiative, which is supporting clubs through these difficult times and will help when sports can safely resume.”

The grants are available to Victorian sport and active recreation organisations for irrecoverable costs due to cancelled events including cancellation fees for facilities and payments to coaches and officials, as well as the loss of perishable goods and booking fees.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation.

For more information on the grants program and to apply visit: sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.