Sporting Chance For Aboriginal Victorians

The Andrews Labor Government is helping Aboriginal Victorians get involved in more sport, more often, with new grants available to boost participation and cover expenses, such as uniforms and equipment.

Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence today launched the first ever $100,000 Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program as part of NAIDOC week celebrations.

Grants of up to $1,500 for teams and up to $1,000 for individuals are available to cover things like team uniforms, sporting equipment, team memberships or travel and accommodation expenses.

From VFL legend Sir Douglas Nicholls to Olympic 400m champion Cathy Freeman, Aboriginal athletes have made a huge impact in the sporting arena and beyond the stands.

The program is about supporting Aboriginal communities to participate in sport and active recreation, reaping all the social and health benefits that community sport offers.

It will build stronger connections within the community sport sector, ensuring individuals, teams and organisations have all the resources they need to provide opportunities for all Victorians.

Applications for funding are open until Sunday, 20 December 2020.

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