Hawthorn Clubs Score Sport Grants

Five grassroots sport clubs and organisations in the Hawthorn electorate are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $7,300 from the Victorian Government.

Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy this week announced the successful applicants from Hawthorn of the latest round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program. This is the third group of successful funding recipients to be announced.

The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Grant recipients include Camberwell South Netball Club who scored $1,000 to purchase new uniforms as well as $1,941 to develop a Play Safe strategic plan. Hawthorn Amateur Football Club is receiving $1,857 to develop a strategic plan to be a CovidSafe Club.

Other recipients in our community include St Mary’s Salesian Amateur Football Club, the Victorian Goalball Association, and Ashburton Willows Cricket Club.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian 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 as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

The Sporting Club Grants program is accepting applications until 19 April or when the fund allocation runs out so grassroots clubs and organisations are encouraged to get in quick.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 5150 sporting club grants totalling more than $7 million to clubs across the state.

For more information on the grants and how to apply go to http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/sporting-club-grants-program

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence

“We’re proud to provide this boost that opens up a range of opportunities on and off the field for clubs and their members.”

 “The Victorian Government is working hard to encourage and enable all Victorians to embrace a more active and healthy lifestyle and tap into all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport can provide.”

“Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Hawthorn, John Kennedy

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

“Congratulations to all our local clubs in Hawthorn.”