The Nationals Member for Shepparton, Kim O’Keeffe, is reminding local football and netball clubs across the Shepparton District, that applications for the 2023 Round of Country Football and Netball Club grants close on 27 March 2023.
Under the program, grants of up to $250,000 are available for local football and netball clubs to deliver upgrades to infrastructure.
“We know how vital our local football and netball clubs are to our local communities and how they are a gathering place for people to wind down after a week, have a drink and share their stories with one another,” Ms O’Keeffe said.
“It is important that we continue to invest in our regional sporting facilitates, and to encourage greater talent to come to, or stay in our region.
“As always, I am happy to provide a letter of support to local clubs with proposals that will not only deliver a positive impact to users but most importantly the wider community,” she said.
Examples of projects that are eligible for funding include:
- development of new, or upgrade to existing change rooms and pavilions to increase capacity, inclusion and safety
- development of new, or upgrade to existing sports ovals and courts to increase capacity and safety
- sports lighting that improves facility capacity and participant safety
- projects that result in energy or water efficiency, with a direct impact on participation such as warm season grass conversions.
More information, including application guidelines and criteria, can be found on the Country Football and Netball Program website: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/country-football-and-netball-program