The Maldon Bowling Club and the Maldon Pétanque Club 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 today announced the two clubs that had successfully received 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.

Both clubs will use their grants of $1000 to purchase new uniforms.

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.

 “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.”

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

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP