Local clubs benefit from VicHealth grants
Three local sporting clubs have shared in just over $7,500 worth of State Government funding under the VicHealth Active Club grant scheme.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, congratulated the Nerrena Cricket Club ($2,845), Outtrim-Moyarra-Kongwak Cricket Club ($1,746), and Sale Hockey Club ($3,000) on their successful applications.
The funds will be used by each club to purchase new equipment.
Mr O’Brien said grants like these are making a significant contribution to our community by easing some of the burden and allowing clubs to keep membership fees to a minimum.
“The sporting clubs provide a great service to our community and I am delighted to see them receiving some much needed funding.”
“These grants are about supporting locals to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age, gender or ability.”
Mr O’Brien said VicHealth Active Club grants are available to local sporting groups with priority giving to those aiming to increase female participation or create new sport opportunities for the area.
The next round of Active Club grants open on Monday 21 August 2017.
For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.