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Friday, 24 May 2019

BENDIGO CLUBS TO BENEFIT FROM SPORTING GRANTS

Ten Bendigo clubs are among 386 grassroots sports clubs across Victoria who will share in more than $530,000 in grants to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.

Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards and Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan today announced ten clubs that had successfully applied for funding in the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2018-19 Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $2,000 to train coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve operational effectiveness.

The grants include 31 initiatives to boost Aboriginal participation in sport with funding for uniforms, equipment and skill development, as well as travel for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete – whether it’s a local competition or an interstate festival.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Labor 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.

Since coming to office, including this latest round of funding, the Government has provided more than 3,600 Sporting Club Grants across the state, totalling more than $4.9 million.

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of local communities, that’s why we’re proud to support their development and open up a range of opportunities on and off the field for their members.”

“We’re working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthier lifestyle so that people have every chance to realise their potential.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan

 “The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Bendigo the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

 

List of Grant Recipients

Applicant Name

Type

Suburb

Grant amount

1st Eaglehawk Scout Group

Equipment

Eaglehawk

1000

Bendigo Lacrosse Club

Uniforms

Bendigo

1000

Bendigo Suns FIDA Football

Uniforms

Bendigo

1000

Bendigo Tennis Association

Bendigo Tennis Association 5 Year Strategic Plan 2019-2024

Bendigo

5000

Central Victorian Working Equitation Club

Equipment

Neilborough

900

Eaglehawk North Sports Club Inc

Uniforms

Eaglehawk

1000

E-J's Drill Dance Club

Uniforms

Sailors Gully

1000

Goldfields Paddlers

Paddling 4 Mums Program

Kangaroo Flat

3720

Raywood Progress Association Inc

Equipment

Raywood

1000

South Bendigo Junior Netball Club

Equipment

Kennington

1000

Volaire Calisthenics College Inc

Coaching professional development - Cali Connect Conference

Maiden Gully

1820

White Hills Football Netball Club Inc

Coaching & First Aid Development

White Hills

1000

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