Grants supporting more inclusive grassroots sports clubs now open

By Charmayne Allison

APPLICATIONS for the inaugural round of the $22 million Local Sports Infrastructure Fund are now open.

The grants will help equip grassroots clubs with modern, safe and inclusive facilities with room to grow, welcoming more participants than ever before, especially women and girls.

Councils can apply for grant opportunities across five funding streams including: aquatic centres and indoor stadiums, strategic facilities, female friendly facilities, community facilities, and planning.

“Sport and active recreation is the heart and soul of our rural and regional communities in northern Victoria,” Member for Northern Victoria Mr Gepp said.

“With more and more women and girls signing up to play sports, we are getting on with upgrading infrastructure so clubs can keep up with soaring demand, while also making them accessible and more inclusive for everyone.

“I urge councils to apply for projects that will make a real difference to the lives of our community.”

The fund will support the construction, programming and activation of inclusive sport and active recreation infrastructure, which will achieve better health, wellbeing, social, and economic outcomes for Victorian communities.

Interested clubs should discuss project proposals with their local council, with applications closing on February 14.

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