Funding for community sports facilities now open

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Netball Victoria invites all clubs, associations and leagues to have a conversation with their Local Council and collaboratively develop a plan to improve the quality of netball facilities available to all Victorians.

All clubs, associations and leagues are encouraged to work with Netball Victoria on your proposal. Netball Victoria in turn will be more than happy to provide you with a letter of support.

For further information around netball court planning, please head to:

http://vic.netball.com.au/support/facility-development/

Funding for community sports facilities now open

·        2015/16 Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP) now open
·        $58 million has been invested in community sports facilities by the Victorian Coalition Government through CFFP over last 3 years
·        Upgraded sporting facilities part of the Victorian Coalition Government strategy to build a more active Victoria

Applications for the 2015/2016 Community Facility Funding Program (CFFP) are now open, with funding available for a broad range of sport and recreation projects.

Minister for Sport and Recreation Hugh Delahunty today declared the new round of the
CFFP open and encouraged clubs to contact their local council to discuss any projects they would like to put forward.

“The Victorian Coalition Government is proud to invest in quality sport and recreation infrastructure that allows people of all ages to get involved in local sport and recreation and participate in physical activity,” Mr Delahunty said.

“The CFFP provides a unique opportunity for councils, local clubs, sports associations and communities to work together to develop proposals that make a real difference.

“Over the past 3 years the Coalition Government has invested $58 million into 382 community sports facility projects that has resulted in over $350 million of new grassroots sporting infrastructure for Victorians.

“We’re proud to continue this great initiative so even more communities can enjoy the benefits of getting more active more often and build a better Victoria.”

Only Local Government Authorities are eligible to apply for funding however local clubs and associations are encouraged to submit an Expression of Interest Form for Community Organisations to their council to register their interest in obtaining support.

CFFP funding is available under six categories:

·        Better Pools – grants of up to $3 million to build new or upgrade existing aquatic centres;
·        Major Facilities – grants of up to $650,000 to develop or upgrade major sport and recreation facilities;
·        Seasonal Pools – grants of up to $200,000 to upgrade seasonal pools in rural, regional and outer metropolitan locations;
·        Minor Facilities – grants of up to $100,000 to develop or upgrade local sport and recreation facilities;
·        Soccer Facilities – grants totalling $100,000 for up to two projects are available to upgrade existing and construct new facilities; and
·        Planning – grants of up to $30,000 to fund initiatives that assess the future sport and recreation facility needs of local communities and up to $50,000 for regional planning initiatives.

Project Proposals for the current round of the CFFP close on 16 April 2014.

For more information about the Community Facilities Funding Program please visit www.sport.vic.gov.au