Funding to boost females in sport
Applications are now open for up to $10,000 in funding to boost female participation in sport under the latest round of VicHealth Active Club Grants program.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, is urging local sporting clubs to apply.
“This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more females to take part in sport.
“The grants will be targeted at clubs that can boost female participation rates, or introduce people into the sport by offering modified versions of the sport.
“Research undertaken by VicHealth shows more people in regional Victoria play sport than those living in metropolitan Melbourne, but the rate of female participation is half that of men.
“We can all find it hard to reach the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity each week, but research shows that this is particularly true for women.
“It can be difficult to prioritise physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work.
“It is important we continue to open up avenues for more people, particularly females, to get involved in sport,” Mr O’Brien said.
Two funding levels of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available to eligible sporting clubs.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.
Applications close on Friday, 10 March at 4 pm.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, with Nambrok Newry Junior Football Club members. L-R Karlie Cooper, Krystal Bermingham, Casey Bermingham, Chloe Bermingham, Sophie Green, Millie Lamb, Tessa Jackson, Kate Lamb, Sophie Bermingham and Raelene Hanratty.