Funding boost for local sporting clubs

A NEW round of grants designed to enable crucial upgrades to local sports’ clubs’ facilities and infrastructure is now open for applications.

The Regional Community Sports Infrastructure Fund aims to deliver new and upgraded community sports infrastructure across four streams:

– Indoor Stadiums and Aquatic Facilities

– Community Facilities

– Women and Girls Facilities

– All Abilities Infrastructure.

Member for Euroa Annabelle Cleeland is encouraging local clubs to put together applications understanding many local clubs have reached out about funding for important projects.

“Plenty of sporting clubs across our region have identified projects in recent times that would make compelling cases for funding under this grant stream,” Ms Cleeland said, highlighting urgent upgrades needed to Murchison-Toolamba Football Clubs’ facilities and the need for more female changerooms for clubs like Longwood Football Netball Club, among others.

With all applications for the fund needing to be applied for by local councils, Ms Cleeland encouraged all interested sporting clubs to reach out to their local council as soon as possible.

“All our local sporting clubs should take their proposals to their local council and request that their projects be considered for funding,” Ms Cleeland said, adding, “I will certainly be reaching out to our councils too, ensuring that our local clubs are not excluded from this fantastic opportunity.”

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday, March 27, 2024.

More information on the fund and the application process can be found at: