Safer Canteens investing in community sports clubs

Thanks to Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) who delivered $30,000 in funding to community football and netball clubs across Victoria.

In partnership with AFL Victoria, Safer Canteens allows ESV to promote community safety while at the same time providing individual grants of up to $1000 to replace old, defective, inefficient or even dangerous gas or electrical appliances.

South Bendigo Football Netball Club and Strathfieldsaye Football Netball Club were both recipients of the grant.

The canteen forms the financial backbone for most clubs but sadly is often underfunded.  For the last three years Safer Canteens has sought to address this. ESV has invested $80,000 in new fridges, ovens and pie warmers. We have supported clubs that have been through drought, bushfire, flood and most recently coronavirus (COVID-19).  Successful canteens promote energy safety messages to their many customers.

In 2020 that is not possible with the cancellation of most football and netball competitions across Victoria. ESV has chosen to continue Safer Canteens regardless, increasing the annual investment in the program from $25,000 to $30,000. This year we will also commit a further $10,000 in a second round of grants.