THE state government is providing football and netball clubs in northern Victoria with another chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts, pavilions and to welcome more members than ever before.
Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp is urging local governments and clubs in the area to apply for grants of up to $100,000.
Mr Gepp said the program could replace or upgrade ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs in our region so they can meet growing demand.
Grants will go to projects such as ground resurfacing, new lighting, building more modern and safer netball courts and new pavilions with female-friendly change rooms.
“Footy and netball clubs are the heart and soul of Northern Victoria. We’re giving them the facilities they need to grow and attract more members than ever before,” Mr Gepp said.
“Regional Victoria is home to some of our top football and netball leagues, and these clubs have bred some of our nation’s greatest champions.”
Applications for the Country Football and Netball Program are now open and close on April 12. For more information or to apply online, visit sport.vic.gov.au