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Female friendly sports grants up for grabs

The Victorian Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure and Female Friendly Facilities Grants are now open.  Murrindindi Shire Council is encouraging organisations get in touch with council to discuss their sport or recreation project’s eligibility.

The Community Sports Infrastructure and Female Friendly Facilities Grants aim to boost access to and participation in sport and recreation among all Victorians, particularly women, girls and juniors. The grants support planning, building or improving existing community sport and recreation facilities.

Deputy Mayor and Community Services Councillor Sandice McAulay encourages people think outside the square in considering eligibility for these grants as the grants could fund projects at any place where sport and recreation is conducted or organised.

“The Community Sports Infrastructure and Female Friendly Facilities Grants, in conjunction with Council funding, have supported improvements at some fantastic local facilities in the last few years.

“The Marysville Cricket Club received new training nets in 2016, the Terip Terip Tennis Courts were resurfaced in 2015, and the Alexandra, Eildon and Marysville pools each received a seasonal upgrade in 2016 through these funds.

“Council also facilitated the successful $95,000 grant bid of the Alexandra Football Netball Club Female-Friendly Change Rooms, which have recently been completed.

While in the 2018-19 financial year to come, the Alexandra Tennis Club will receive a hard court resurfacing and the Yea Railway Playspace will be redeveloped, with both projects supported by the Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and Council.

“Provided by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services and Sport and Recreation Victoria, the grants can only be applied for through Council. So if you have a planning, upgrade or development project in mind, jump into action and contact Council as the State Government’s Community Sports Infrastructure and Female Friendly Facilities grants are worth the effort,” Cr McAulay said.

The Community Sports Infrastructure Grant offers funding amounts from $30,000 to $3 million across five categories, including large and small aquatic facilities, major regional sports facilities, minor sports facilities and recreation or facility planning. Applications for 2019-20 projects close on June 25.

The Female Friendly Facilities Grants focus on assisting local clubs and organisations develop grounds, pavilions, courts and lighting that enable women and girls to more comfortably participate in sport and active recreation.

These grants offer up to $500,000 for projects that create prioritised and equitable access to existing and new facilities for women and girls. Applications for 2018-19 projects close on July 23.



To apply visit http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants or phone Council on (03) 5773 0333.


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