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

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas today announced applications had opened for the
Andrews Labor Government’s latest round of the Sporting Club Grants Program.

The program provides payments of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment (including
defibrillators), up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers and up to $5,000 to
improve club operational effectiveness.

Grassroots clubs and organisations in Macedon are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to make
community sport accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and
recreation and volunteer opportunities, and increase local participation.

The program has provided more than 9,100 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 7,500 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

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“Sport is the lifeblood of Victorian communities. That’s why we’re backing more clubs to help with
uniforms and equipment, plus grants to investment in the future through training for coaches and

“This is about helping clubs get back in the game so more Victorians can join in the fun and tap into
all the sport and career pathways that grassroots community sport offers.”

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas
“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving local sports clubs in Macedon the support they need to
come back better than ever from the recent restrictions, grow their ranks and help more people than
ever play the sports they love.”

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