Health Sport

Shade Grants Now Open

30 October 2015

Leader of The Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is encouraging sports clubs and community groups to take advantage of the Community Shade Grants Program which is now open.

The program provides grants of up to $50,000 to construct a new shade, purchase a portable shade, plant a natural shade, repair an existing shade, or any combination of the three,  Mr Walsh said.

A portion of the grant may also be used to purchase hats and sunscreen.

“Outdoor sport and active recreation have such an important role to play in the everyday lives of Victorians and we know now that adequate shade and sun protection is crucial to offering a safe and enjoyable environment for participants.

“I am positive that all eligible community organisations in the Murray Plains electorate could put additional shade structures to good use and I encourage all to look into this program as a way of achieving that,” Mr Walsh said.

Applications for the first round of the Community Shade Grants Program closed on Sunday 13 December 2015.

To apply, visit



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