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All VAFA clubs should urgently note the following information about the Sporting Uniform Grants Program: 

What is the Sporting Uniform Grants Program?

The Sporting Uniform Grants Program provides grants of up to $1000 to assist in the purchase of sports uniforms. A quote including details of item type, number and cost of uniforms to be purchased.  The quote can be provided separately, but it must be received no later than 8 March 2012.  The application itself must be submitted by 1 March 2012.

Why is the Victorian Government funding these grants?

The Sporting Uniform Grants Program contributes to the Government’s Sport and Recreation policy priorities of increasing participation, and supporting grass roots sport and recreation clubs to create physically active communities and nurture talent. Club sport plays a big part in the life of local communities. Being part of a team provides a socially valued role for participants, and creates a sense of community membership. 

Who can apply?

This program provides funds for activities that support Victorian community-based clubs or organisations involved in the delivery of sporting and active recreation opportunities. 
In addition, to be eligible for funding, applicants must:

>        be non-government and not-for-profit;
>        be affiliated with a recognised State Sporting Association;
>        have not received a Sporting Uniform Grant in a funding round with a closing date within the previous twelve months;
>        be an incorporated body, cooperative or association (including business associations); 
>        possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or can provide written advice from the Australian Tax Office that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment; and
>        be financially solvent;
>        adhere to the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport. Further information about this Code can be found at
>        School sport and recreation clubs are only eligible to apply if players are not current students (i.e. Old Boys teams are eligible to apply)
>        Each individual club or organisation can only submit one application per funding round.

What types of activities might be funded?

Grants from this program can be used for the purchase of sporting uniforms and footwear that are essential for participation in sport, such as:

>        jumpers

>        tracksuits

>        socks

>        football boots

>        shirts

>        bathers

>        leotards

>        runners

>        shorts

>        skirts

>        hats

>        pants

Preference will be given to projects that:
>        will increase participation in communities with existing low levels of participation in sport and physical activity; 
>        provide uniforms or equipment for competitors and active participants (including umpires) rather than for non-playing officials; and
>        include a quote providing details of the type, number and cost of uniforms to be purchased.

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