Lilydale Sailing to receive funding

The Lilydale Sailing Club will receive funding from the State Government's Community Sport Sector Covid-19 Survival Package. Picture: MIKAYLA VAN LOON. 256477_06

The Labor Government is providing more support to the community sport sector to help it recover from the pandemic and allow more Victorians to get active.

Community sport minister Ros Spence announced more than $10 million in grants through the fourth round of the Community Sport Sector Covid-19 Survival Package for 6,591 local associations, leagues and clubs across Victoria.

“Our local clubs and leagues are the lifeblood of local communities and that’s why we’re backing them as they recover from the pandemic and helping them thrive on the other side,” she said.

Lilydale Sailing Club was among other recipients like Sunbury Rebels Basketball Club, Bendigo Strikers Cricket Club and Gippsland Soccer League to receive funding.

Clubs will receive grants of $1,500 and local leagues and associations will receive $2,500 to help recoup lost revenue after the cancellation of training, development programs and competitions during the pandemic.

The program also enables grassroots community sports to safely operate, support their members and athletes, and assist in the development of COVIDSafe sports plans.

The Labor Government already provided $40 million through three previous rounds of the program to more than 6,970 clubs, 490 leagues and associations and 75 state sporting associations, state sport and active recreation organisations and regional academies. Previous recipients have been eligible for top up grants.

For more information about the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package visit