Sunbury BMX Club will receive $2000 from the state government after equipment was stolen from them in February.
The funding forms part of the state government’s $38,000 Emergency Sporting Equipment grants program, which aims to provide practical support to clubs in the event of theft, fire or other setbacks.
“We’re proud to be helping clubs get back on their feet so they can continue doing what they do best – bringing communities together and helping people play the sport they love,” Community Minister Sport Ros Spence said.
The Sunbury BMX Club, who provides equipment for some of its members, had bikes and helmets stolen.
The Sunbury BMX Club is open to all ages and genders, with race meetings usually held every second Saturday, however the club’s ability to meet and compete has been hampered recently due to lockdown restrictions.
Sunbury BMX Club member Shawn Hindmarsh said he was looking forward to putting the money to good use.
“The emergency grant will allow us to get back on our feet and get back riding again. Importantly, it gives families a chance to try the sport if they cannot afford to buy equipment.”
Sunbury BMX Club will be looking to get back into racing once restrictions are lifted.