HELPING TARNEIT’S SPORTS CLUBS SURVIVE AND THRIVE

Community sport in Tarneit is 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 Tarneit, Sarah Connolly today announced 22 grants of $1,000 have so far been approved in the electorate from the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.

Successful clubs include:

·         Truganina Thunder Football Club

·         Tarneit Titans Netball Club

·         Hoppers Crossing Cricket Club

·         Hoppers Crossing Football Club

·         Tarneit Central Cricket Club

·         Hoppers Crossing Soccer Club

·         Tarneit United Soccer Club

·         The Harley Club of Victoria

·         Royal Bengal Sports Club

·         Western Eagles Sports Club

·         Williams Landing Football Club

·         Tarneit Table Tennis

·         Nippon-Den Kempo Junseikan International

·         Cambridge Tennis Club

·         Club60 Tarneit

·         Laverton Softball Club

·         Truganina Rabbitohs Rugby League Club

·         Truganina Cricket Club

·         United Tarneit Sports Club

·         Tarneit Football Club

·         City West Falcons

·         Young Leopards Sports

·         Truganina Hornets Soccer 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 have now closed. For further information and other grant opportunities 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 Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“Local sporting clubs are important to the health and wellbeing of any community as a place people can come together and get active. These grants will help ensure the lights stay on while we wait for the eventual return to play.”