13 June 2024

The Allan Labor Government is backing grassroots sporting clubs to break down barriers to participation and get more Victorians involved in local sport.


Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence recently announced the latest recipients of the Sporting Club Grants Program with more than 400 grants of up to $4,000 going to local clubs across the state. 


The program provides grants to clubs for uniforms and equipment that improve accessibility and engagement, projects that strengthen volunteering and officiating, new sport, or recreation programs to inspire more people to get involved, and support for athlete travel to competitions. 


Maryborough Netball Association was awarded $1000 for new signage and Beaufort Netball Association received $1500 to fund more volunteers and officials.  


Talbot Football and Cricket Club picked up $970 for new netball goal posts and Creswick’s Mount Prospect District Tennis Association will have $1000 to spend on tennis balls for the Open Court Sessions program.


In this round, the program is also investing in local athletes to help them represent Victoria on the world stage. The Australian Deaf Sports Federation received $3,000 for the travel and accommodation costs of four Victorian athletes representing Australia at the 2024 World Deaf Golf Championships in August.  


Since 2015 the Sporting Club Grants Program has invested more than $16.7 million to support thousands of community sport and recreation clubs across the state, helping grow grassroots sport and recreation and ensuring clubs have the skills and resources they need to succeed. 


For more information on the grants program and a full list of recipients, visit 


Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence 

“We’re backing more clubs, volunteers and athletes across Victoria with grants to help them grow participation and serve their community in a way that matters to locals.” 


Quotes attributable to Member for Ripon Martha Haylett 

“Sporting clubs are the lifeblood of our rural and regional communities. These grants will help increase participation and connection for our very deserving clubs.” 


“I will continue to back community sports across our region and work with local clubs to ensure they have what they need to succeed.”