Media release courtesy of Victorian Government
The Andrews Labor Government is backing more Aboriginal athletes to win on the field, court and track with grants to boost participation and cover the costs of things like uniforms, equipment and travel to sporting carnivals.
Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today launched the latest round of the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program with more than $50,000 now available.
Previous recipients include Indigenous Basketball Australia which received $1,500 towards costs for the team to travel to the Indigenous Community Basketball League in Bendigo in February and March.
Greensborough College received $750 for student and up-and-coming basketballer Heath Hay to participate in player development programs to help refine technical basketball skills.
The Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program reflects the Labor Government’s support of Aboriginal Victorians and building stronger connections within the community sport sector.
Since the program began in 2020, the Government has provided 200 grants totalling more than $212,000 to Aboriginal community run organisations, clubs, and individuals across the state.
It’s one of the many ways the Government is ensuring individuals, teams and organisations have the resources they need to provide opportunities for all Victorians.
Applications for funding are open until 16 August 2022. For more information or to apply visit sport.vic.gov.au.