Sport clubs affected by natural disasters or unforeseen events such as theft of equipment, are able to apply for a State government grants program to help recoup what has been lost.
Community Sport minister Ros Spence announced grants of up to $2,000 would be available from Wednesday 1 June through round one of the Labor government’s Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants Program.
“Our emergency grants provide the lifeline clubs need so they can continue doing what they do best, bringing communities together and helping people play the sport they love,” she said.
“This is about supporting clubs get back to normal after setbacks beyond their control.”
The grants provide swift and practical support to clubs to help them back on their feet in times of need, replacing essential equipment lost through fires, theft and other setbacks.
The Program complements the Sporting Club Grants Program which has delivered more than $13 million to support community sporting clubs since 2014.
The recent Community Sport Sector Covid-19 Survival Package has also provided $50 million to more than 7,500 clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations across the sport and active recreation sector during the pandemic.
The government hopes this continues to make community sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build local sport and volunteer opportunities, and increase participation.
For more information about the Emergency Sporting Equipment Grants and how they can help visitsport.vic.gov.au.