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Sports club grants up for grabs

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December 08, 2017

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp encouraged applications from local clubs for the next round of the $4.6million program.

Sports clubs in Cobram and district will be able to upgrade equipment and expand coaching skills, thanks to more funding through the Sporting Club Grants Program.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp encouraged applications from local clubs for the next round of the $4.6million program.

Mr Gepp said the program gave clubs the chance to secure grants of up to $1000 to buy new team uniforms or equipment, while grants of up to $2000 are available to expand the skills of coaches and officials.

‘‘I encourage Cobram and district clubs to make the most of this support and apply online now for new uniforms, better equipment or training for their coaches,’’ he said.

Clubs can also receive up to $5000 for initiatives that strengthen their operations and grow their membership.

Mr Gepp said giving administrators and volunteers opportunities to improve their skills would also give clubs the edge to make sure they were sustainable into the future

There are also grants to support travel and accommodation costs over a 12-month period for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete.

The new Aboriginal Participation category is specifically working to break down barriers and make it easier for Aboriginal Victorians to get involved in grassroots sport.

Applications for round six are open until January 24, 2018.

●For more information or to apply, visit sport.vic.gov.au

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