More grants to help Aboriginal athletes go the distance
More Aboriginal Victorians are to be supported to pursue their passion for sport, with new grants backing athletes to go even further in the sports they love.
84 funding grants awarded to community organisations and individuals have been announced, made possible through the latest round of Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program.
From enabling more travel and participation in sporting events to funding new uniforms and equipment – these grants connect communities and create more opportunities for Aboriginal Victorians.
Grant recipients include First Nations Calisthenics Club in Heidelberg to support travel costs to compete at the Greater Valley Calisthenics Competition in June, and the Naarm Angels Netball Club U15’s Team to travel to the VACSAL Junior State-wide Football and Netball Carnival in Shepparton.
Warrnambool Touch Football Club Inc also received $1,000 to assist with uniform costs for its Aboriginal players to compete at the State Championships in Melbourne.
Since the program launched in 2020, the Government has invested more than $368,000 to deliver more than 350 grants to Aboriginal community run organisations, clubs, and individuals across Victoria.
Grants of up to $1,500 are available for teams to participate in state-wide or national sport carnivals, up to $1,000 to cover team uniforms and sport equipment, up to $250 per individual for the purchase of sporting uniforms and/or equipment, and up to $750 for travel and accommodation expenses.
For a full list of the funded initiatives from this round and more information visit sport.vic.gov.au.
First Nations Calisthenics Club founder Rebecca Taylor: “The Funding First Nations Calisthenics Club has received will ensure our members are offered weekly classes, uniforms, travel to competitions and the equipment necessary for Calisthenics.”