Funding for local clubs
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien is encouraging local sporting clubs to apply for funding available under the VicHealth Active Club Grant program 2018-19.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to clubs, with a continuing focus this year on increasing female participation or offering a social or modified sports program to appeal to a wider audience.
Clubs must be able to demonstrate how a social or modified program will attract more people to become regularly physically active.
Clubs can also apply for an additional $2,000 grant to promote the This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to women in their community.
Research has shown that female participation levels in sporting clubs is much lower than males due to a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work.
“These grants are designed to help our local clubs increase participation and support the long held position of The Nationals that we need to get more people more active, more often,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Getting involved with a sports club has great social and health benefits for men and women.
“Sporting clubs are crucial to maintaining community well-being and it’s important that we find ways to keep participation numbers high.”
Applications close 4pm on Friday, 8 March 2019. For more information or to lodge an application visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.