Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package

The $40 million Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package provides grants to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

This initiative is part of the Victorian Government’s new Experience Economy Survival Package providing urgent support to help a range of key attractions, organisations and associations ride out the economic impacts of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and help them reboot, rebound and recover.

What grants are available?

The Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package includes $40 million for community sport organisations in four categories:

  • grants of up to $350,000 available for large state sporting associations;
  • grants of up to $200,000 available to smaller state sporting associations; regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies;
  • grants of up to $15,000 are available for associations and leagues; and
  • grants of $1,000 are available for individual clubs.

For specific details on the program, including the objectives of the fund, the number of applications that can be submitted under each stream, the grant amounts available and eligibility of applications please refer to the guidelines.

Besides confirming that you abide by the Fair Play code (through membership protection) and the child safety standards, you only need to identify how the shutdown restrictions have impacted your organisation and how will this funding support your organisation.  The latter could be implementing some simple marketing strategies to reignite participation in your club over the next couple of months or simply pay the bills.

Funding closes on 15/6/2020 so apply now!


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