HELPING GIPPSLAND SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport through out Gippsland play an integral part of our community and this support will
help them pay the bills and make a return to play that little bit easier.

Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett has announced 81 grants of $1,000 have so far been
approved in the electorates from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival
Package
.

The successful clubs in round 3 in East Gippsland are:
• East Gippsland Badminton Association Inc.
• Howitt Park Bowls Club Inc
• Lakes Entrance Golf Club Inc
• Mallacoota Gun Club
• Nicholson Model Sailing Club Inc
• Orbost Basketball Association Inc
• Orbost Women’s Hockey Association Inc
• Paynesville Football and Netball Football Club Inc
• Rosedale Rifle Clubs Inc

The successful clubs in round 3 in South Gippsland are:
• Loch Nyora Pony Club
• Nyora Football Netball Club Inc
• Collegians Cricket Club Inc
• Corner Inlet Pony Club Inc
• Devon Cricket Club
• Foster Bowls Club Incorporated
• Foster Football Club
• Korumburra Bowling Club
• Korumburra City Soccer Club
• Leongatha Imperials Cricket Club Inc
• Nerrena Cricket Club
• Sale Bowls Club Inc
• Sale Field and Game
• Sale United Football Club
• South Gippsland Walking and Adventure club inc
• West Sales Bowls Club Inc
• Yarram Football Netball Club
• Yarram Golf Club
• Yarram Netball Club Inc

These are the second round of grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport
package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition.

Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the 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.

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 will be accepted until 15 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted. For
further information and directions on how to apply, visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.

The Government is also getting on with shovel-ready community sport and active recreation infrastructure projects across the state, investing $68 million to stimulate jobs and economic activity
and deliver fantastic new projects to local communities as part of the new $2.7 billion Building Works package.

Quotes attributable to Member for Eastern Victoria, Jane Garrett

“Sports Clubs in Gippsland are an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay
the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier.”

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

“We know that people in Gippsland want to get out on the park and represent their local club more
than ever – we’re working hard to make that happen and give local clubs the help they deserve.”