The Victorian Nationals have today called for the immediate delivery of a $10 million fund to get community sport back on its feet.
Member for Lowan Emma Kealy said lockdowns had seen sporting clubs across Victoria suffer 18 months of cancellations, ripping the soul out of local sporting clubs.
Participant and volunteer bases have been eroded and facilities and equipment left unused and gathering dust.
Many sporting clubs now face significant financial pressures and need additional support to restart in time for the coming summer season and beyond.
Under this new funding program, individual sporting clubs could apply for up to $50,000 in funding towards kick-starting operations and supporting ongoing financial viability.