Victorian TBA Registered Centres Receive New Funding Opportunity

By Matt Stevens
May 5, 2021

In a boost for all Victorian Tenpin Bowling Australia (TBA) registered centres, the Victorian government recently announced that eligibility criteria for funding have now been extended to include for-profit centres.

Applications are now open for the third round of funding for the ‘Community Sport Sector COVID-19 Survival Package’ after an announcement from the Victorian Government last week.   The Victorian government extension of support ensures the lifeblood of grassroots community sports, including local clubs, associations, and leagues, continue to survive and thrive following the impact of COVID restrictions.

Round three of funding will see ‘for profit’ clubs or centres now eligible to apply for $1,500 in funding support.  In previous funding windows, the ‘for profit’ section was excluded from funding. Still, following feedback from TBA in late 2020, the government has now provided an additional stream to eligibility in the funding scheme allowing all centres to access.

“We thank the Victorian government and the Minister for Community Sport Ros Spence for acknowledging and accepting all Victorian TBA registered centres in the funding program,” said TBA GM of Activity, Rohan O’Neill. “The funding packages will be a welcome boost for any successful centres in securing a grant particularly given the reduced capacity of operations in the 2020 year affected by COVID-19”.

In round two, six tenpin bowling leagues were successful and received funding towards their league competition.  The Victorian government also announced that clubs who received a $1,000 boost in the first or second round of the package will automatically receive a $750 top-up, while leagues and associations funded in the first or second round will receive a further $1,500 top-up. No additional application is required from those organisations, and payment will be made over the coming weeks.

For those that are yet to apply, to be eligible, a centre will need to be a TBA registered centre that delivers ‘recreational, instructional and/or competitive physical activity opportunities to community participants’. Applications are open now, and to view the full details surrounding the grant, click HERE.