Two grassroots sport clubs and organisations in Sydenham are set to bolster their coaching skills, administration expertise, or score new sports equipment thanks to a share in more than $3,000.00 from the Victorian Government.

Member for Sydenham, Hon Natalie Hutchins MP today announced the latest successful applicants of the current round of the Victorian Government’s Sporting Club Grants Program.

The grants provide clubs with up to $1,000 for new uniforms and equipment, up to $5,000 for training coaches, officials and volunteers, up to $5,000 to improve club operational effectiveness and up to $5,000 to help sports get back on their feet after the pandemic.

Grant recipients include Hillside Football Club, which is receiving $2,000 to provide additional footballs and sanitation products and Sydenham/Hillside Cricket Club Inc, which is receiving $1,778 to provide sanitisation stations as part of their COVID-19 recovery.

The Sporting Club Grants Program is part of the Victorian Government’s commitment to make sport more accessible and inclusive, stimulate local economies, build sustainable sport and recreation and volunteer opportunities and increase local participation as coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Since 2014, the Victorian Government has provided more than 5150 sporting club grants totalling more than $7 million to clubs across the state.

For more information on the grants, visit

Quotes attributable to Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence

“We’re proud to provide this boost that opens up a range of opportunities on and off the field for clubs and their members.”

“Congratulations our latest batch of grant recipients and I look forward to seeing a new generation of local champions get their chance to take their sports to a whole new level.”

Quotes attributable to Natalie Hutchins, State Member for Sydenham

“The Sporting Club Grants Program is giving grassroots sports clubs in Sydenham the support they need to grow their ranks and help more people than ever play the sports they love.”

“Congratulations to all our local clubs in Sydenham”.