Ten grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations in Macedon are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $900,000 from the Victorian Government.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced the successful applicants from both the Hepburn Shire and the Macedon Ranges for the latest round of the Andrews Labor Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, and up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness.

Grant recipients in Macedon are:
Gisborne Giants Football Netball Club ($1000)
Kyneton and District Horse and Pony Club ($1000)
Macedon Cricket Club ($1000)
Malmsbury Cricket Club ($1000)
Mt Macedon Petanque Club ($672)
Romsey Bowling Club ($1000)
Trentham District Cricket Club ($1000)
Macedon F.C. Inc ($2000)
Kyneton District Soccer Club ($2874)
Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club ($2000).

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make community sport and active recreation more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation.

Since 2014, the Program has injected over $13 million to support clubs and last year provided a valuable funding lifeline to more than 4,000 clubs last year to help them through the pandemic. For more information on the grants and a full list of recipients

Quote attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Macedon the support they need to grow their ranks and help more local people than ever play the sports they love.”

Quote attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence

“Congratulations to our latest batch of grant recipients. I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to the next level.”