Member for Malvern, Michael O’Brien is encouraging community sporting groups or organisations in the Malvern Electorate to apply for the next round of sporting uniform grants.
“Grants of up to $1,000 are available for sporting uniforms and sports-gear including jumpers, shirts, skirts, boots, socks and bathers,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The cost of participation in many sports is getting beyond the means of many participants and these uniform grants provide an opportunity for clubs and organisations to reduce costs,” Mr O’Brien said.
“The Malvern Electorate has a number of sporting facilities that provide opportunities for people to become involved in all types of team sports.
“These local sporting teams are vital to the fabric of our community and this grant is a great opportunity to inject some energy into clubs with new uniforms or footwear.
“I encourage all eligible sporting and recreational clubs to take advantage of this program,” Mr O’Brien said.
Priority will be given to clubs that:
- Increase participation in communities with existing low levels of participation in sport or physical activity;
- Reduce financial barriers to participation in communities with existing high levels of socio-economic disadvantage;
- Provide uniforms for competitors and active participants (including umpires) rather than for non-playing officials;
- Maximise benefit of the grant by providing uniforms that will be owned by the club and used by multiple members/teams over time.
Applications close on Thursday, 29 August 2013. For more information and application forms visit www.dpcd.vic.gov.au/sporting-uniforms