2022 03 news junior grantsThe Portarlington Golf Club has joined other leaders in our community to bolster the Junior Sports Grant program across the Northern Bellarine.
The Port Report, in partnership with Bennetts on Bellarine, has implemented the initiative which aims to “make positive improvements to the sporting skill development and general wellbeing of young people” in our community.

Applications for grants of up to $2000 must demonstrate how they’d be used to implement initiatives or extend existing programs that engage our youth in sporting activities that also help connect their families to community organisations.

Portarlington GC chief executive Michael Phillips said the club was delighted to contribute financially to “a brilliant initiative”.

“We obviously believe in sport and being active, so to help our youngsters and their families become more involved in that lifestyle makes perfect sense for us,” Phillips said.
“It’s important that leaders in our district help drive such programs and we fully commend and support the great foresight and passion of those at The Port Report and Bennetts for putting their hands up to drive it along.

“The Portarlington Golf Club wants all children and their families to be healthy and active and, along with our partners at the Bendigo Community Bank in Portarlington and Drysdale, we have a proud history of supporting local organisations with grants to achieve those goals.

“This is another great step on this path and we’re excited to be involved.”

Applications for the grants are open until 31 March, with those successful to be notified no later than 5 May.

The criteria to be assessed include whether the proposal meets an important need, the sustainability of the project, the capacity of the group to manage the project and its funding and, of course, its value and timeliness.

Further details on developing applications can be sought via committee members Stephen Cogger (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or Glen Jose (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with all applications to be sent to the paper at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before the deadline.