Safety Grants Open For Country Footy And Netball Clubs

first_imgSafety Grants Open For Country Footy And Netball Clubs VIC PremierThe Andrews Labor Government is helping to improve the safety of country football and netball clubs as community sport returns this year.Applications are now open for the 2021 WorkSafe Club Safety Fund which gives grants to clubs in regional Victoria to improve the safety of their facilities and provide security for players, officials and spectators.Grants are available to clubs affiliated with WorkSafe AFL Vic Country and the WorkSafe Country Netball League as a contribution of up to 50 percent of the total cost of safety initiatives.Initiatives include:equipment to protect players (such as goal post padding), first aid kits, defibrillators and slip resistant flooringstructures that provide shelter or safety such as behind-goal netting, shade sails, fireplace guards and fencing for walkwaysmaintenance for facilities that present an occupational health and safety hazard.To be eligible, clubs must provide evidence that a grant is needed to make their facilities safer and show that either an Occupational Health and Safety or Risk Management Program is being implemented.Since 2002, WorkSafe has helped more than 300 local football and netball clubs with funding and assistance dedicated to the health, safety and wellbeing of regional communities.Past recipients include the Redan Football Netball Club which recently received $3,600 to install life-saving defibrillators in their two clubhouses, the Dimboola Sporting Club which used a $1,500 grant to put safety netting behind the goals, and the Irrewarra-Beeac Football Netball Club which received $5,000 for more on-field lighting.Applications for AFL Vic Country’s WorkSafe Club Safety Fund close on 9 May. For more information visit for Netball Victoria’s WorkSafe Club Safety Fund close on 1 July. For more information visit stated by Minister for Workplace Safety Ingrid Stitt“Country footy and netball teams are the lifeblood of regional communities – but you can’t make the most out of a season if you’re injured or unsafe at the grounds.”“These grants will help clubs make some easy changes to keep players, staff and spectators safe, no matter the sport.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AFL, Andrews, AusPol, Australia, community, Dimboola, first aid kit, football, Government, health, health and safety, league, Minister, occupational health, season, security, Victoria, wellbeinglast_img

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