Sport

More support for sporting leagues and associations

By Seymour Telegraph

More sporting grants have been announced to aid local sporting leagues and associations across Victoria.

Community Sport Minister Ros Spence recently announced the new funding, with 200 leagues and associations set to share in $1.4 million through the Community Sport Sector Short-term COVID-19 Survival Package.

The grants will be up to $15,000 each to help organisations meet fixed costs.

“Our local clubs and leagues are the heart and soul of local communities and that’s why we’re backing them as we look towards a safe return to play,” Spence said.

“Ensuring community sport and active recreation organisations survive this crisis and come back stronger than ever is critical to our economic and social recovery, and to our community’s physical and mental wellbeing.

“These grants will help these leagues and associations survive and keep their eyes towards a return to play.”

The funding is aimed at ensuring leagues and associations can remain operationally viable and provide a valuable boost for their clubs and membership.

It will also help them safely operate and reactivate at the other side of the coronavirus pandemic.

Since the start of the pandemic, the community sport and active recreation sector has suffered significant revenue losses, putting sporting associations, leagues and clubs at financial risk.