As flood-affected towns across Victoria begin relief and recovery efforts, the Victorian Government is working to minimise the risks floodwaters can cause to human health, and investing to support communities, including local sporting clubs, to rebuild and recover together.

Community sport facilities are at the heart of regional communities across Victoria – promoting good physical health as well as community connection, but many local sporting clubs have been damaged or completely destroyed by floodwater.

A $5.2 million Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program will deliver an initial payment of $5,000 to directly-affected sporting clubs across the state, helping them meet some initial upfront costs of item and equipment replacement to help communities get back out on the field as soon as possible.

To find out if your flood-affected sporting club is in an eligible local government area visit the Financial Help for South Eastern Floods webpage.

Impacted Centres will be required to submit a simple application attesting that they have experienced damage resulting in the destruction or loss of eligible equipment and resources from the recent Victorian flooding. Applicants will not be required to provide cost breakdowns for equipment/resources they intend to claim.

Centres can apply for the grants by visiting the Community Sport Emergency Flood Assistance Program.