EC Waves Swim Club has made a splash, with successfully receiving $3,000 for their strategic plan from the Victorian Government Sporting Club Grants Program. This outstanding swimming club is continuing to grow, including the addition late last year of 2020 Paralympic Silver Medallist, Ahmed Kelly, to their club.
Strategic plans are important tools that can assist with longevity, financial stability, innovation, and general success for the club.
The Victorian Government Sporting Club Grant Program provides funding for grassroots sports and active recreation clubs and organisations across Victoria. Access to this funding helps clubs and organisations address barriers in participation, develop safe and sustainable practises, and build social and active local communities.
This program assists clubs and organisations to purchase sports uniforms and equipment, increase the skill of coaches, officials, volunteers and managers, and supports improvements to club capacity and accessibility.
The program provides grants of up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials, and volunteers and up to $5,000 for club development.
Since 2014, the program has injected more than $13 million to support community sporting clubs. It is complemented by the Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package that provided $50 million to more than 7,500 clubs, leagues, state associations and other organisations across the sport and active recreation sector.
Quotes attributable to Member for Eltham, Vicki Ward
“It is great to see this well deserving club receive the funding to grow from strength to strength”
“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Eltham the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence
“Congratulations our latest batch of recipients. I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions ge their chance to take their sports to the next level”