Clubs encouraged to apply for grants

Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman. (supplied)

Grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across South Barwon are being urged to apply for funding to boost their equipment, skills and administration expertise.

Member for South Barwon Darren Cheeseman announced applications had opened for the state government’s latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

The program provides payments of up to $1000 for new uniforms and equipment (including defibrillators), up to $5000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

Grassroots clubs and organisations in Geelong and the Surf Coast are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in South Barwon the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love,” MP Cheeseman said.

“I encourage all our local clubs in South Barwon to grasp this opportunity and apply.”

The program has provided more than 9100 grants totalling more than $13.8 million to clubs across the state since 2015.

It is complemented by the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package that provided $50 million to more than 7500 clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations across the sport and active recreation sector.

For more information and to apply for the Sporting Club Grants Program, visit