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Grant Professionals update on $1000 Survival Package for Clubs

Hi all

The Victorian State Government has just announced the details of the Victorian Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package. From our experience it appears to be a grant well worth applying for. This short-term $1,000 survival program is designed to support the ongoing operational viability of clubs throughout the COVID-19 shutdown period and beyond, ensuring organisations are equipped to recommence the delivery of their activities to the community following the lifting of restrictions.

FUNDING AVAILABLE
Victorian clubs and community sporting organisations delivering sport and active recreation can apply for $1,000 in Government assistance (Associations – please refer to a separate communication).

Financial support will be provided to assist the organisation remain operational during the eligibility period, and to support readiness to return-to-play in adherence with Victorian Chief Health Officer restrictions and advice. For more information, see: https://sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/return-to-play

WHAT CAN BE APPLIED FOR?
Eligible expenses are those that have been paid, are unavoidable during the eligibility period (1 March to 31 August 2020) and are essential to maintain operational viability.

Funding can be used for:

  • fixed costs (e.g. rent/utilities/insurance)
  • essential salary costs (not match/player/coach payments)
  • current affiliation costs and
  • any other costs that keep the club viable and ready to function once restrictions ease.

Please note that equipment and uniforms are not eligible to be applied for.

Wanting to apply?
If you would like us to apply on your behalf, please respond to us ASAP with an idea of what you would like to apply for from the list above.  Following this, we will be in touch with you directly to have an interactive conversation around any further details which may optimise your application.

If you are unaware or unsure of our terms, please note that we work on a ‘success fee’ basis to complete the grant application i.e. we will only charge your club if the application is successful.  No charge for the work undertaken if the grant application is unsuccessful or for any other work / advice. Our fees are 20% of the first $1,500 of a grant won plus 15% of the remainder (+ GST).

Please note that this grant will close on the 15th June or sooner if funds are exhausted, so we would recommend that you act as soon as possible to maximise your likelihood of success.

Yours Sportingly, Omee Garcia, Grant Professionals  03 7019 8718

BHRDCA – A Sport For All Nomination Recognition

BHRDCA Nominated for Community Cricket Association of the Year

The BHRDCA was delighted to be nominated in this category under the recent Cricket Victoria ‘Sport for All’ awards.

Whilst not winning the award, to be nominated is great recognition for our association, clubs, players, umpires, many volunteers, sponsors and all involved in the BHRDCA.

We were nominated based on our collaborative approach, prepared to look at new ideas, open your minds to outside your own bubble, support CV programs, a mindset of being prepared to listen to the club’s needs, work well as a team’ amongst other traits.

These awards are the pinnacle of the community cricket season and we will certainly ‘tap into’ CV to better understand where best practices lie and how we can bring those to the association and our member clubs.

Below is a letter of acknowledgement from Andrew Ingleton, Cricket Victoria CEO.

Community Sporting Clubs | Thriving Through Crisis Workshops – thanks to sponsor Club Builder & Grants Professional

Community Sporting Clubs | Thriving Through Crisis Workshops – thanks to sponsor Club Builder & Grants Professional

The Thriving Through Crisis  workshops are designed to get community sporting leaders talking constructively about the current COVID-19 crisis and more importantly, how to survive and thrive through it.  We will talk about what clubs need to be doing to secure the organisation and its membership in the short term (right now); what clubs can be doing over the next two to six months to capitalise on opportunities as they arise – and they will; what clubs can be doing six to nine months from now (and beyond) to ensure that they come out of this period stronger than ever.

Sessions

Group Day Date Time Booking Link
1 Wed 8/4/20 18:00  Full
2 Thu 9/4/20 11:00  Full
3 Thu 9/4/20 15:00  Full
4 Sat 11/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102062351240
5 Mon 13/4/20 18:00  Full
6 Mon 13/4/20 19:30 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102064732362
7 Tue 14/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102091506444
8 Wed 15/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102095682936
9 Wed 15/4/20 19:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102096509408
10 Thu 16/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102097576600
11 Thu 16/4/20 18:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102100154310
12 Sat 18/4/20 11:00 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/102100154310

UPDATE From BHRDCA CoM 26th March 2020

We are living in amazing and unprecedented times that are providing enormous challenges for everyone in every aspect of daily life.

 Cricket may well be the least of those for some people and that is acknowledged.

Many clubs have had to cancel presentation day, or night, which is a tough call especially when we should be celebrating individual and team success.

Similarly, the BHRDCA presentation night, scheduled for April 3rd, cannot proceed in the current environment.

We do propose to hold this in the future and acknowledge those that have achieved success this season, our valued sponsors and other key stakeholders that are strong supporters of the association. The timing of this is, however, unclear today.

There has  been emails sent to our sponsors in the interim thanking them for their support and assuring them that when the sun comes up again, we will be here and we hope our partnership continues. We will continue to promote them where possible via the website and social media. If an opportunity presents to support them then I am sure they would love to hear from anyone within the BHRDCA community, and let them know you are part of the BHRDCA community.

The CoM are planning as we normally would for the pre AGM and AGM although the challenge of how to hold those events is still to be resolved. No doubt clubs will be faced with similar challenges and we will work through the logistics as best we can or consider postponing the scheduled events based on Government advice and rules imposed.

We trust that everyone, and your loved ones, stay safe through the turmoil and we all get out the other side bigger and stronger. With the absence of AFL and many other local sports, it underlines what an important role sporting clubs play in the local community and why so many volunteers give their time to ensure it is a thriving and vibrant environment within each club. It will be a great day when the clubs are populated and buzzing again.

Let’s stay the course together and look out for each other.

Regards

BHRDCA CoM

 

2019/20 BHRDCA Junior Premiers & Award Winners

All BHRDCA Clubs,

As we are aware, the 2019/20 Junior Presentation night was cancelled due to the impact of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) issue being experienced across Australia at present. Nevertheless, we still had a season that saw some great cricket and excellent results and achievements by Clubs, Coaches, Association representatives and players alike.

The BHRDCA CoM is pleased to advise the winners of all 2019/20 Awards (refer link below) and will ensure the presentation of Premiership Pennants & Medals, Trophies and other awards for the 2019/20 season will be made at a time and place to be arranged, when hopefully life returns to normal for all of us in future.

Congratulations to all Premiers & Award winners

2019-20 BHRDCA Junior Awards

BHRDCA CoM

ALBUMS FROM ASSOCIATION SPONSOR Field of View Sports Photography – finals coverage

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2385396504893628  HWS GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2383548955078383  BGrade GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2383366915096587  D Grade GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2383293478437264  C Grade GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2383175335115745  E Grade GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2379579008808711  RMS GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2379479295485349  DMS GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2379347182165227  u15 Girls GF HCC

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2377469472352998 H Grade GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2376258152474130 Peter White Shild GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2375034019263210  Random around the ground Day 1 GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2372525006180778 u16a Ron Hennessey Shield GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2372445339522078 U18 GF top grade

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2372428806190398 u14 GF top grade

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362243117208967 E Grade Semi final

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362870330479579 D Grade Semi final

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362665610500051 RMS Semi final

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2362345810532031  D, G & I Grade semi’s

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2341412945958651 Storage King T20 GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2341439829289296 FoV T20 GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2341426202623992 Rebel Sports T20 GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2337406243025988 Div 2 Vets GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2337355003031112 Div 3 Vets GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2337268109706468 Div 1 Vets GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2324452997654646 Kookaburra T20 GF

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2333811873385425 Nunawading vs Koonung 300th & 400th games

https://www.facebook.com/pg/JoanneFairy/photos/?tab=album&album_id=2308868852546394 Vets C Grade Semi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BHRDCA UPDATE ON KOOKABURRA RAY McINTOSH SHIELD GRAND FINAL 20/3/2020/10.25AM

BHRDCA UPDATE ON KOOKABURRA RAY McINTOSH SHIELD GRAND FINAL

After much deliberation and debate, the decision is not to continue day two of the game.

There has been a lot of information presented this week, and continues to be so. From Federal and State Government, peak state and national sporting bodies, other cricket associations and some of it is conflicting and varying.

The decision not to play is a unified one between the two competing clubs, umpires, host club East Burwood and the Committee of Management.

There is no right or wrong decision in the current environment and everyone has a situation that is slightly different and needs consideration.

As per the BHRDCA rules, Forest Hill CC are Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield premiers for 2019/20.

The CoM would especially like to acknowledge the outstanding leadership of respective clubs presidents in Andrew Grealy (HCC) and Ken Thomas (FHCC) this week in gathering as much information as possible, convening meetings and capturing all points of view within their respective clubs to arrive at a decision.

Regards

BHRDCA CoM

 

BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update

BHRDCA & COVID-19 Update

As you are aware, COVID-19 has thrown everyday life into chaos as facts are presented and recommendations made by Government, councils and national sporting bodies.

There are different views on how to manage this for sporting bodies and indeed different plans of action invoked.

A major challenge is the continually evolving information flow and the unprecedented scale of impact to our communities; be that family, work or recreational.

Self isolation, social distancing, reporting immediately if you feel unwell, increased hand sanitisation are constant messages designed to curb the spread and to help manage the virus.

Currently the BHRDCA has cancelled the President’s lunch this Saturday with an announcement on Junior Presentation night in the next 36 hours. An announcement on the Senior Presentation night will be made next week.

We are working with various bodies regarding day two of the Kookaburra Ray McIntosh Shield Grand Final this Saturday at East Burwood. We would like to be able to complete the match but also understand this possibility may be taken out of our hands.

There will be updates as soon as possible, whilst appreciating we are not necessarily the sole decision maker in most instances.

We appreciate your patience in these unheralded times and hope everyone stays safe and can look after each other.

Regards

BHRDCA CoM

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