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Sporting Club ENews
As your local Member of Parliament I write to keep you updated of any grants, programs and intiatives relevant to local sporting clubs.

Further, I am available to assist you with any State Government related issues such as education, health, transport and police.


My office can be contacted on 03 9741 1133 or at tim.pallas@parliament.vic.gov.au.
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Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program
 
The Defibrillators for Sporting Clubs and Facilities Program provides Victorian sporting clubs with the opportunity to acquire an automated external defibrillator.
 
Defibrillators at local sports clubs keep players safe and spectators protected, but they’re also a vital tool for the community.
 
The health and wellbeing of all Victorians is a priority of the Victorian Government. Victorian communities and clubs that are more capable and better equipped to respond to medical emergencies are vital to safe and more resilient communities.
 
It is the Andrews Labor Government’s commitment to provide 1000 defibrillators to sporting clubs and facilities.
 
Applications for the third round of defibrillator packages are now open and close on Wednesday, 3 May 2017. For more information and to apply, visit:

www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants
Funding Local Sport Infrastructure

The Andrews Labor Government is giving clubs, sporting organisations and councils the chance to secure funding to build modern and safer grassroots sports facilities and new multi-sport indoor stadiums. 
 
Applications are now open for the 2018-19 round of the $100 million Community Sports Infrastructure Fund and the 2017-18 round of the $22 million Better Indoor Stadiums Fund.   
 
The Better Indoor Stadiums Fund provides grants of up to $3 million to develop new, or expand existing indoor multi-sport stadiums to meet soaring demand for greater court space.  
 
The Community Sport Infrastructure Fund helps clubs and communities develop a range of sport and active recreation infrastructure including play spaces, skate parks for young people, along with transforming tired sports grounds, installing sports lighting and redeveloping ageing clubrooms to encourage greater participation.

It also includes $10 million for our Female Friendly Facilities category to build new or upgrade change rooms for women and girls – meaning female players and officials will never again have to use make-shift areas to prepare for competition and training.  
 
It is important to note that only councils can lodge applications for eligible projects on behalf of clubs. I encourage local clubs to think about any potential eligible projects to apply for using the expression of interest form, and to contact council to discuss them further.  For more information please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au
Sporting Club Grants Program
  
The program aims to provide grants assisting the purchase of sports uniforms and equipment, as well as to increase community participation and skills of Victorian sporting organisations.
 
The program has three funding categories;
 
Category 1, grants up to $1000 are available to purchase uniforms or other equipment essential for participation.
 
Category 2, Grants up to $2000 to improve the skills of club members by providing training for coaches, officials, administration staff and management committees. 
 
Category 3, Grants up to $5000 to improve the operational effectiveness and efficiency of clubs through strategic planning or, to increase community participation.
 
Sporting Clubs are encouraged to begin planning and considering their applications.  
Applications for Round 1(for 2017-18) open on 19thJune 2017 and closes 19th July 2017. The round 2(for 2017-18) opens 27th November 2017 and closes 24th January 2018. For more information, visit:
http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-programs/sporting-club-grants-program

 
Premiers Active April
 
Everyone – no matter their age or ability – are being challenged to improve their fitness and health and commit to 30 minutes of physical activity a day in April.

Getting involved in Active April can be as simple as taking a regular walk, riding to school or work, exercising during your lunch break, getting out in the garden or joining your local sports club.
 
In 2016, 2252 people in Wyndham signed up to Active April. Last year more than 104,000 people in Victoria made a pledge to do 30 minutes of exercise each day in April.

In 2017, there is a new mobile app that gives participants the chance to log their physical activity, the time they spend exercising, and allows groups to track and compare their progress.

The Wyndham City Council will be coordinating a range of local events and activities where people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities can join in and at the same time do their 30 minutes of activity.

Sign up today at 
www.activeapril.vic.gov.au or download the mobile app.
Copyright Tim Pallas MP 2017

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