Community shade grants open

23 September 2016

Friday 23 September 2016

Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan is encouraging community groups including sports clubs, local councils and not-for-profit groups to take advantage of the $10 million Community Shade Grant Program which is now open.

The program provides funding to construct new shade, purchase portable shade, plant natural shade, repair an existing shade, or any combination of the four – with $700 per grant able to be used to purchase hats and sunscreen.

Ms Ryan said that outdoor sport and active recreation have an important role to play in the everyday lives of Victorians and with simple modifications in protective clothing and shade provision, players and spectators can enjoy the benefits of a safe environment.

“Many community groups could local community organisations could put a portable shade structure and hats and sunscreen to good use and I encourage all to look into this program as a way of achieving that,” Ms Ryan said.

“Local community groups applying to the fund are welcome to contact me to obtain a letter of support.”

There are three grant bands available:

Grant Band 1: up to $5,000

Grant Band 2: $5,000-$20,000

Grant Band 3: $20,000-$50,000

Applications for the second round of the Community Shade Grants Program close on 6 October 2016, with grants to be awarded early in 2017.

To apply visit


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