Financial support: Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program
A $5.2 million Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program will deliver an initial payment of $5,000 to directly-affected sporting clubs across the state, helping them meet some initial upfront costs of item and equipment replacement to help communities get back out on the field as soon as possible.
“Our country communities revolve around their local sports clubs, who have lost so much as a result of these floods. We’ll help them kickstart the recovery as quickly as possible to get local teams back out on the field.” Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence said.
“The impact of the floods to date has been significant. When Clubs are ready to start the recovery process, this assistance will be incredibly helpful to cover the costs to resume play as quickly as possible.” Regional Sport Victoria General Manager Meghan Mayman commented.
Clubs can apply for the grants from Friday, 21 October by visiting sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/Community-Sport-Emergency-Flood-Assistance-Program.
We appreciate that this is a challenging time for our community. There are many support services available to assist you, including:
- – – crisis support available 24/7 via phone, text or online chat
- – – support for parents and carers
- – – support for kids, teens and young adults
- NURSE-ON-CALL – – expert health information and advice
- Australian Psychological Society Referral Service –
- – – family violence specialists available 24/7
- – access services for adults, children and young people who are experiencing family violence
- – – book an in-person or telehealth appointment for anyone who feels overwhelmed or needs support with mental health concerns.