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 Grant amount
1st Eaglehawk Scout Group Equipment 1000
Bendigo Lacrosse Club Uniforms 1000
Bendigo Suns FIDA Football Uniforms 1000
Bendigo Tennis Association Bendigo Tennis Association 5 Year Strategic Plan 2019-2024 5000
Central Victorian Working Equitation Club Equipment 900
Eaglehawk North Sports Club Inc Uniforms 1000
E-J’s Drill Dance Club Uniforms 1000
Goldfields Paddlers Paddling 4 Mums Program 3720
Raywood Progress Association Inc Equipment 1000
South Bendigo Junior Netball Club Equipment 1000
Volaire Calisthenics College Inc Coaching professional development – Cali Connect Conference 1820
White Hills Football Netball Club Inc Coaching & First Aid Development 1000
Posted by:Maree Edwards MP