Funding up for grabs

21 Jun 2017 Seymour Telegraph, Seymour VIC (General News) Football and netball clubs in the area have another chance to secure funding to upgrade grounds, courts and pavilions, Applications are open for the next round of the Country Football and Netball Program, with grants up to $100 000 available. The funding could replace or upgrade ageing grounds and facilities for football and netball clubs so they can meet growing demand, Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes said. Grants of up to $100 000 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. The program launched in 2005 and has since delivered $23 million to more than 460 projects. Ms Symes said better sport and recreation facilities made it easier for all players, coaches, umpires and supporters of all abilities to get involved in local sport, while encouraging everyone to join in the fun and lead healthy and active lifestyles. Applications for the grants close on July 26. For information or to apply online, visit Licensed by Copyright Agency. You may only copy or communicate this work with a licence.