The Victorian State Government has just announced the details of the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package. From our experience it appears to be a grant well worth applying for. This short-term $1,000 survival program is designed to support the ongoing operational viability of clubs 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.
Victorian clubs and community sporting organisations delivering sport and active recreation can apply for $1,000 in Government assistance (Associations – please refer to a separate communication).
Financial support will be provided to assist the organisation remain operational during the eligibility period, and to support readiness to return-to-play in adherence with Victorian Chief Health Officer restrictions and advice. For more information, see: https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/return-to-play
WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
Eligible expenses are those that have been paid, are unavoidable during the eligibility period (1 March to 31 August 2020) and are essential to maintain operational viability.
Funding can be used for:
fixed costs (e.g. rent/utilities/insurance)
essential salary costs (not match/player/coach payments)
current affiliation costs and
any other costs that keep the club viable and ready to function once restrictions ease.
Please note that equipment and uniforms are not eligible to be applied for.
Wanting to apply?
If you would like us to apply on your behalf, please respond to us ASAP with an idea of what you would like to apply for from the list above. Following this, we will be in touch with you directly to have an interactive conversation around any further details which may optimise your application.
If you are unaware or unsure of our terms, please note that we work on a ‘success fee’ basis to complete the grant application i.e. we will only charge your club if the application is successful. No charge for the work undertaken if the grant application is unsuccessful or for any other work / advice. Our fees are 20% of the first $1,500 of a grant won plus 15% of the remainder (+ GST).
Please note that this grant will close on the 15th June or sooner if funds are exhausted, so we would recommend that you act as soon as possible to maximise your likelihood of success.
Yours Sportingly, Omee Garcia, Grant Professionals 03 7019 8718