Media Release: Helping Kororoit’s Sports Clubs Survive & Thrive

Community sport in Rockbank Football Sporting Club, Albanvale Football Club, Balmoral Football Club, Burnside Springs United Cricket Club and Cairnlea FC Sports Club 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 Kororoit Marlene Kairouz today announced seven 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 are:

• Rockbank Football Sporting Club
• Albanvale Football Club
• Balmoral Football Club Inc
• Burnside Springs United Cricket Club
• Cairnlea FC Sports Club Inc

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 Kororoit Marlene Kairouz

“Rockbank Football Sporting Club, Albanvale Football Club, Balmoral Football Club, Burnside Springs United Cricket Club and Cairnlea FC Sports Club 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 Kororoit 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.”

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