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Fundraising4Sport (F4S) (Australian Sports Foundation) – ongoing

Our Fundraising4Sport (F4S) program raises funds for sporting and community clubs and organisations of all sizes for projects that seek to develop sport and/or increase participation.

Whether you’re raising money to build a new clubhouse or team rooms, upgrade lighting or purchase sports equipment, or need additional funding to grow participation, enhance performance or support team travel, the F4S program is a great way to attract donors.

Here’s how it works

You have a funding need and decide to embark on a campaign to raise funds. If you register your organisation and project with the ASF, donations are made to the ASF, allowing donors to use our tax deductible status to claim tax relief for any donation of $2 or more. Donors nominate your project as their preferred beneficiary and we grant monies raised to your project (for details see our Terms & Conditions).

Everyone benefits – your donors are able to claim tax deductions for their donations and our fundraising resources and guidance are available to help ensure the success of the fundraising campaign. All projects registered with the ASF are showcased on our website, complete with photographs and other information to attract donors, and we accept donations using our online donation facilities, which makes it even easier for donors to pledge their support!

For more information click here.

SNAG: Starting New At Golf

Leongatha Golf Club with Inverloch Kindergarten

Most people will know that golf can be a difficult sport to learn. Traditionally, people try to learn the game, practice the game, then play the game. Golf has been one of the few sports where the equipment used by beginners is the same as that used by advanced players. Well now Leongatha Golf Club Professional, Josh Hall, is turning that on its head with the club’s new SNAG Kinder Golf program that was piloted through 3 sessions at Inverloch Kindergarten in September.

“It was an absolute pleasure to deliver this program to the kids at Inverloch Kindergarten.  The kids had a ball and so did the coaches and teachers.  We really just want to bring golf to a younger generation and show them what a great game it is.  With us coming to the kids, rather than them coming out to the golf club, it makes it a much easier prospect for everyone” said Josh.

SNAG (Starting New At Golf) is a program that uses modified equipment designed specifically to provide children with the ability to make an easy entry into the sport. Bright colourful targets, balls and equipment are designed to provide children maximum enjoyment and success where ‘Launchers’ and ‘Rollers’ replace boring drivers, irons & putters.

“The SNAG equipment is very easy to use and most of the kids were able to hit some good shots almost straight away” said Mr Hall.

GippSport, through the VicHealth Regional Sport Program, are focusing on developing new opportunities to increase the number of people participating in sport with a particular focus on those currently inactive or who have low levels of physical activity.  Program Coordinator Gene Parini was excited to partner with Leongatha Golf Club to provide the students of Inverloch Kindergarten with this exciting new program.

“Pre-school aged children often miss out on organised sports programs.  A fun, tailored golf program is a great opportunity for children to try the sport and build some general skills and who knows, it may lead to a life-long love for the sport” said Mr Parini.

Talking about the future, Mr Hall said, “Going forward, we intend on offering a Kinder Golf program indoors at the Inverloch Hub for 3 to 5 year olds.  One of the key aspects of my job is player development and with the Kinder Golf program in place, the Leongatha Golf Club now offer junior lessons from ages 3 right the way through to 15.”

Leongatha Golf Club’s SNAG Kinder Golf program is scheduled to begin on Monday October 5 at 2:30pm. Information is available on the club website, www.leongathagolf.com.au. To register please contact Josh at the club on 5664 3314 or info@leongathagolf.com.au for any specific questions.

For information on GippSport and the programs we support, please contact Gene Parini on 5674 6004 or gene@gippsport.com.au

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Wellington Shire Council Quick Response Grants – always open

Minor Community Events

Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity. ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Projects

Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need, or benefit to the community ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Facilities

Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding. This does not include portable items. ($0-2,000)

Individual Sponsorship

Provides assistance to allow individuals to participate in activities and events as representatives of the Wellington Community. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate a community benefit that will be achieved by sharing information and skills learnt through their experiences. ($0-$500)

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Local Sporting Champions – always open

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 (be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship) towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Grant applications are assessed 3 times each year. It may therefore take five-six months before you are notified of the outcome of your application.

For more information click here