WorkSafe Victoria and AFL Vic have always been dedicated to the health, safety and wellbeing of regional and rural communities, because when our workers are safe, we get to see them on the field and at the club.
This year will see the return of WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country Football, after a disrupted 2020 season. Over the past 18 years, WorkSafe has helped over 300 football clubs with funding and assistance and will continue to support local clubs through the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund.
The 2021 WorkSafe Club Safety Fund provides financial assistance to rural football clubs to improve the safety of their grounds, or provide added security for players, officials, and spectators. Clubs can apply for funding of up to $5,000 of support to assist with occupational health and safety initiatives.
Funding is available for safety initiatives including, but not limited to:
- Equipment to be purchased by the club that has the purpose of protecting the individual participants while actively engaged in the sport. (i.e. goal post padding, first aid kids, defibrillators, slip resistant flooring)
- Permanent or portable structures that provide shelter and or safety. (i.e. behind goal netting, shelter shed, shade sails, fireplace guards, fencing for walkways)
- Minor facility maintenance which presents an occupational health and safety hazard.
WorkSafe Victoria is committed to helping our country footy clubs thrive by ensuring their environments look after the health, safety, and well-being of all.
For further information and to apply, click here.
Applications close on Sunday 9th of May.
To learn more about WorkSafe Victoria and tools to help you create a safe and healthy workplace, click here.