Northern Victoria football and netball clubs have a chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions, and welcome more members.
Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes has urged local governments and clubs in the area to apply for grants of up to $100000.
Ms Symes said the program could replace or upgrade ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs in Northern Victoria so they could meet growing demand.
Grants will go to projects such as ground resurfacing, new lighting, building more modern and safer netball courts and new pavilions with female-friendly change rooms.
‘‘Footy and netball clubs are the heart and soul of our country towns and Labor is giving them the facilities they need to grow and attract more members than ever before,’’ Ms Symes said.
‘‘Country Victoria is home to some of our top football and netball leagues, and these clubs have bred some of our nation’s greatest champions. I urge clubs in Northern Victoria to speak to their local councils about applying for this funding.’’
Since the program was launched in 2005, it has delivered $26.6million to support more than 480 projects.
Better sport and recreation facilities make it easier for all players, coaches, umpires and supporters of all abilities to get involved in local sport.
Applications for the Country Football and Netball Program are now open and close on April12.
For more information or to apply online, visit sport.vic.gov.au