All AFL Barwon clubs will again have access to extra funding in 2020, with AFL Victoria and the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) announcing the expansion of the Towards Zero Club Grants program in 2020, which will see $1.3 Million invested into directly into community football clubs right around the state.
For the first time, all clubs in AFL Victoria country regions and metropolitan Melbourne will be eligible to receive up to $10,000 in funding via the program, which was successfully piloted in AFL Barwon, AFL Goldfields and Metropolitan regions in 2019.
2020 will see all regions receiving a pool of $100,000, from which funding will be allocated to clubs who engage with at least two of four relevant criteria around promotion of the Towards Zero vision, learner driver safety, alcohol & safe transport options, and participation in July’s Towards Zero round.
Clubs will be able to apply for grants via the AFL Victoria website between April 1 – July 31, with funding awarded in September 2020.
Clubs across the state can be awarded up to $10,000 for the 2020 season by addressing the simple criteria outlined below, proving their commitment to the Towards Zero vision.
Criteria 1. Demonstrate your clubs commitment to promoting the Towards Zero Vision
2. Demonstrate your clubs commitment to promoting the importance of Learner Drivers gaining 120 hours of practice in all conditions, as well as 20 hours of night driving practice
3. Demonstrate your clubs effort to provide and promote safe transport options at club events and functions where alcohol will be served and consumed
4. Actively participate and promote the Towards Zero Round, fixtured on the weekend of July 18-19
AFL Victoria Head of Community Investment & Stakeholder Relations, Mr. Rick Bell, lauded the program and the significant show of support that will see all 1,200 clubs in Victoria eligible for funding.
“We are tremendously excited to be able to work closely with the TAC to further engage with all our communities and build on the successes from 2019” Mr Bell said.