sport

Grants a bonus for local clubs

By Yarrawonga Chronicle

More community sport and recreation clubs across Northern Victoria including Yarrawonga Mulwala Table Tennis Association, Yarrawonga Mulwala Amateur Canoe Club and the Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club will receive a welcome boost to help them get back to play following coronavirus restrictions thanks to the latest tranche of Community Sport Sector Short-term Package Stream 2. 

Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP last week announced the latest successful sport and recreation clubs across the Moira Shire who will each receive a grant of $1000 through the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. 

The latest successful recipients are as follows:

  • Yarrawonga And Mulwala Table Tennis Association Incorporated
  • Yarrawonga Mulwala Amateur Canoe Club
  • Yarrawonga/Mulwala Swimming Club Inc
  • Cobram Cricket Club
  • Katamatite Cricket Club Inc
  • Katunga Football Netball Club
  • 1st Cobram Scout Group
  • Cobram horse & Pony Club
  • Cobram Junior Soccer Inc.
  • Cobram Lawn Tennis Club Inc
  • The St. James Golf Club Inc.
  • 1st Dookie Scout Group
  • Nathalia Golf Club
  • Nathalia Lawn Tennis Club Inc
  • Nathalia Little Athletics Club Inc
  • Strathmerton Golf Club Inc
  • 1st Baulkamaugh Scout Group
  • Cobram Barooga Canoe Club Inc
  • Yarroweyah Football Netball Club Inc
  • Cobram Barooga Swimming Club
  • Numurkah Croquet Club Inc
  • Nathalia Association Cricket Club Inc
  • Picola United Football Club
  • Wunghnu Bowls Club Inc

“I’m pleased to see so many local sports and recreation clubs across the Moira Shire receive this support, to help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier,” Mr Gepp said.

“We know that sport and recreation play a big part in our physical and mental wellbeing, that is why the Andrews Government is supporting our local sporting and recreation clubs— to help bounce back from coronavirus restrictions and return to play as soon as possible.

“One thousand dollars might not seem like much, but for a small, volunteer run club in rural and regional areas—this funding is helping to pay bills which could mean the difference between starting back up sooner – than later.”

Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Victorian Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times. 

“With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state,” Mr Gepp said.

The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.

Applications for the program have now closed. 

For further information and a full list of recipients, visit: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/community-sport-sector-coronavirus-covid-19-short-term-survival-package.