Energy Safe Victoria's (ESV) Safer Canteen Grants Program


ESV, in partnership with AFL Victoria, has handed out more than $120,000 over the past three years through its Safer Canteens grants program, helping 100 Victorian football club canteens become safer and more efficient.


Safer Canteens promotes broader energy safety and supports community sport – boosting local regional and suburban economies after the impact of the coronavirus (COVID19).


Victorian clubs can apply for grants of up to $1,000 to replace old or faulty electrical or gas appliances in their canteen. The next round of applications will open in Season 2022. 


Safer Canteens Objective

The (ESV) Canteen Grant program supports clubs to be more energy safe in their operations and increase awareness of gas and electrical safety issues at the community level. The program is made possible through a partnership with AFL Victoria. It promotes both energy safety awareness and the growth of community football.


Who Can Apply?

Clubs competing in leagues affiliated with AFL Victoria are eligible to apply.


What type of equipment might be funded?

Grants can be used for equipment such as a pie warmer, urn or microwave or other small-scale electrical appliances or,

Funding could be used towards larger equipment such as a gas cooker, bain-marie, oven BBQ or fridge.


Energy Safe Victoria: Canteen Hero


ESV and AFL Victoria will open nominations for clubs to celebrate their unsung Canteen Heroes – the canteen volunteers – between 7 and 20 September, 2021. 


A $1000 grant will be awarded to the winner’s football club for new gas or electrical equipment. Nomination details below. 


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