Club Safety Fund
Media Release

WorkSafe continues to support country footy with funding program back in 2024

WorkSafe has been supporting country footy in Victoria since 2002. Action from the Numurkah v Nathalia game in 2024, one of the WorkSafe Country Club games. Photo: Luke Hemer

All AFL Victoria Country football and netball clubs are once again eligible to benefit from the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund, which returns in 2024.

Country football clubs affiliated with WorkSafe AFL Victoria Country can apply for grants of up to $5,000 per application.

WorkSafe has been proudly supporting country footy in Victoria since 2002 and the WorkSafe Club Safety fund has been a major component of that support.

Since 2002, more than 324 community clubs have received funding through the program.

The WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is set up to provide financial assistance to country football and netball clubs to make improvements to the safety of their grounds or provide added safety for players, volunteers and spectators.

All clubs applying must provide evidence that a grant is needed to improve the safety of their grounds and surrounding buildings. Full eligibility criteria and the link to apply is available at

Applications open on Monday, June 17 and will close on Wednesday, July 10, 2024.

Click here to apply now

Quotes attributable to WorkSafe Executive Director Health and Safety Sam Jenkin:

 “WorkSafe is dedicated to creating a culture of safety within local football and netball clubs, which we know are the lifeblood of regional communities across Victoria.”

“We are proud to be able to provide support through the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund, ensuring football and netball clubs have the resources they need to keep their players, members and communities safe.”

Quotes attributable to Greg Madigan, Head of AFL Victoria:

“WorkSafe has been a long-standing support of country footy in Victoria and I thank them for continuing with the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund, which provides considerable benefit to so many regional clubs and communities.

“Footy clubs are often the heartbeat of local communities and WorkSafe's support helps to ensure safety of players, coaches, supporters and volunteers who are the foundation of these clubs.”