Helping Hawthorn’s Sporting Clubs Survive & Thrive

Sport is an integral part of the Hawthorn community and this support will help our clubs, leagues and associations pay the bills and make an eventual return to play that little bit easier. The Victorian Government is ramping up support for state sporting associations, leagues, clubs and state sporting bodies doing it tough through the second round of the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package.

 It is with great delight that I announce applications are open for Hawthorn associations and leagues to apply for up to $2,000 and clubs for up to $1,000. Also, clubs in Hawthorn that received a $1,000 boost in the first round can expect a $500 top-up, and leagues and associations funded in the first round can expect a $1,000 top-up, within the next two weeks.

From the conversations I have had with various sporting clubs, it is very clear that every bit of support helps. I am absolutely delighted that some 40 sporting clubs in Hawthorn will receive a small boost to their bottom line through this package.

The first round of funding rolled out more than 5,000 of the $1,000 grants to support individual clubs, with 200 leagues and associations securing a share in $1.4 million as well as almost 70 state sporting associations, regional academies and sport bodies scoring more than $12.7 million through the program.

 

Successful recipients in Hawthorn:

 

For further information on the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package,

please visit: https://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding