AFL Victoria and WorkSafe Victoria would like to congratulate the twelve recipients of the 2021 WorkSafe Club Safety Fund.
Bullioh Football Netball Club
Colac Football Netball Club
Dromana Football Netball Club
Dunnstown Football Netball Club.
Frankston Dolphins Football Netball Club
Lindenow Football Netball Club
Myrtleford Football Netball Club
Nirranda Football Netball Club
Noradjuha Quantong Football Netball Club
Nyah Nyah Football Netball Club
Pearcedale Football Netball Club
Tooradin Delmore Football Netball Club
Applications for the next WorkSafe Club Safety Fund will open in February 2022.
The annual WorkSafe Club Safety Fund provides financial assistance to country football/netball clubs to make improvements to the safety of their grounds or provide added safety for both players, people involved with the club and the spectators.
The objective of the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is to provide financial support to assist with occupational health and safety initiatives at a club level.
Who Can Apply?
Country Football Clubs affiliated with WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country.
How Much Are the Grants?
The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund provide grants of up to the value of 50% of the total quoted amount.
The remaining 50% contribution can be a combination of club, sponsor or council contributions.
The maximum funding amount is $5000 per application.
Funds will be dispersed upon approval by WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country.
Please note: Special consideration may be made (at the discretion of WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country) to projects requiring additional financial support. Please make this known via the online application form.
All country clubs applications must provide evidence that a grant is needed to improve the safety of their grounds and surrounding buildings.
Country clubs must show that they have the appropriate WorkSafe signage around the club and that there is an Occupational Health and Safety, or Risk Management Program being implemented.
Clubs must provide supplier quotes demonstrating cost for safety improvements.
Funding is available for safety initiatives including, but not limited to:
Equipment to be purchased by the Club that has the purpose of protecting the individual participants while actively engaged in the sport. (i.e. goal post padding, first aid kids, defibrillators, slip resistant flooring)
Permanent or portable structures that provide shelter and or safety. (i.e. behind goal netting, shelter shed, shade sails, fireplace guards, fencing for walkways)
Minor facility maintenance which presents an occupational health and safety hazard.
How to Apply:
Applications must be submitted via Smarty Grants.
Copies of all relevant documentation must be attached when submitting your application.
Approved projects must be completed within the current funding period.
WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country staff may be contacted for advice when preparing project outline.
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