Victorian sporting clubs that lost money due to events cancelled in the lockdown can apply for a $2000 grant.
The support was announced by the Victorian government on Saturday and clubs only have until Friday to apply for the grant.
It will go towards irrecoverable costs of more than $2000 incurred due to cancelled events between May 28 and June 10, including cancellation fees for facilities, coaches and officials, as well as loss of perishable goods and booking fees.
The grant won't cover lost event revenue such as gate fees or loss of frees and sponsorship.
Health Minister Martin Foley said the Sporting Club Grants Program would "help sustain" clubs.
"The Minister for Community Sport (Ros Spence) has announced a range of supports, particularly $2000 cash grants to community clubs that are the heart and soul of so many of our communities right across the state, to keep them going, in the replacement of losses over the canteen and events that have been forgone," he said.
The impact on regional tourism over the long weekend from the travel limit imposed on Melburnians was raised with the Minister.
Mr Foley said state and Commonwealth support was available, despite regional businesses not being eligible for the new $500 payment from the federal government.
"All Victorians have great sympathy particularly for tourism businesses who are doing it really tough and that's why ... (we have) put in place $500 million worth of support," he said.
"We've had some support from the Commonwealth, that's for employees, but we'll continue to work with those sectors.
"We look forward to all Victorians getting back out and about and supporting those important regional tourism operators."
Mr Foley said the upcoming school holidays would be taken into account by the public health team in considering easing restrictions.
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