HELPING SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE IN GIPPSLAND

Community sports are 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 that the below grants of $1,000 have so far
been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival
Package.

The successful clubs from East Gippsland are:
• Bairsndale Football Netball Club
• East Gip[psland Gymnastics Club
• East Gippsland United Football Club
• Heyfield Bowls Club
• Maffra Hockey Club
• Metung Bowls Club
• Metung Yacht Club
• Orbost Snowy Rovers Football & Netball Club
• Buchan Football Netball Club
• Meerlieu Cricket Club

The successful clubs from South Gippsland are:
• Leongatha Golf Club
• Leogatha Football Netball Club
• Loch Sport Golf Club
• Loch Sport Boat Club
• Sale City Football Netball Club
• Sale Pistol Club
• Stradbroke Cricket Club
• Yarram & District Cricket Club
• Poowong Football Club

These are the first 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

“Gippslands sports clubs 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