(Photo taken prior to COVID-19)

As our local sports clubs prepare for a return to play, the Andrews Labor Government is helping to support them in paying their bills.

Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas, today announced another twenty-five clubs across the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn region have been given $1,000 grants under the Government’s Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package. This is on top of another

The successful clubs are:

  • Bullengarook Adult Riding Club
  • Central Highlands Orienteering Club
  • Daylesford Bowling Club
  • Gisborne & District Bowls Club
  • Gisborne Basketball Club
  • Gisborne Giants Football Netball Club
  • Gisborne Golf Club
  • Glenlyon & District Pony Club
  • Hanging Rock Cricket Club
  • Kyneton Angling Club
  • Kyneton Basketball Association
  • Kyneton Croquet Club
  • Kyneton Football Netball Club
  • Lancefield Cricket Club
  • Lancefield Junior Football Netball Club
  • Macedon Cricket Club
  • Macedon Football Netball Club
  • Macedon Tennis Club
  • Riddell Football Club
  • Riddells Creek Basketball Club
  • Riddells Creek Pony Club
  • Romsey Cricket Club
  • Romsey Tennis Club
  • Trentham District Football Netball Club
  • Woodend Junior Football Netball Club

These are the first grants from the Labor Government’s $40 million community sport package that will make it that little bit easier for clubs to support players and volunteers as Victorians start to train together again and look to a return to competition.

Sport and active recreation clubs and associations have been hit hard by the coronavirus shutdown and these grants are a key part of the Government’s investment in supporting the community in these challenging times.

With more than three million Victorians involved in community sport and recreation, we know that getting back on the field or court is important to Victorians – that’s why we are getting behind 12,000 clubs and associations across the state.

The Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package has four categories: grants of up to $350,000 for large state sporting associations; grants of up to $200,000 for smaller state sporting associations, regional sports assemblies and academies and other state sport and recreational bodies; grants of up to $15,000 for associations and leagues; and grants of $1,000 for individual clubs.

Applications will be accepted until 30 June 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted. For further information and directions on how to apply, visit

Quotes attributable to Member for Macedon, Mary-Anne Thomas MP

“As people across our community return to training and competition, it’s fantastic to see these grants supporting so many different clubs across the region.”

“All of these twenty-five clubs in the Macedon Ranges and Hepburn are an integral part of our community and this support will help them pay the bills and make getting back on the park a little easier.”