Community Sport Sector Survival Program - Round 2
What is the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Short-term Survival Package?
The community sport sector is integral to driving participation and competition in sport and active recreation in Victoria. Participation in community sport improves the physical and mental health of Victorians of all ages and enriches social and community cohesion. Community sport services are provided on an equitable, diverse and inclusionary basis. This ensures that the opportunity to participate in sport is available to the majority of Victorians, improving the wellbeing of disadvantaged population groups and low socio-economic and rural areas.
The sector has been heavily impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This short-term survival program is designed to support the short-term operational viability of the community sport and active recreation sector throughout the COVID-19 shutdown period and beyond, ensuring organisations are equipped to recommence the delivery of their activities to the community following the lifting of restrictions.
The Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package provides grants to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The program model will be delivered through the following streams:
• Stream 1: State-wide Operational Sustainability funding for State Sporting Associations, State Sport and Recreation Bodies, Regional Academies of Sport and Regional Sports Assemblies.
• Stream 2: Grassroots Operational Support funding for associations, leagues and community sport and active recreation organisations and clubs to maintain operational viability.
Applications for Stream 1 will be accepted from 2 September 2020 until program close at 5pm on Monday 21 September 2020.
Applications under Stream 2 will be accepted from 2 September 2020 until program close at 5pm on Friday 16 October 2020, or until the funding allocation is exhausted.
For all details on applying for this funding go to the Sport and Recreation Victoria’s website