The Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell has welcomed the latest round of VicHealth Active Club Grants funding, encouraging local sporting clubs and organisation to apply for grants to increase participation in sport locally.
Ms Lovell said that as a VicHealth board member she was proud the organisation’s Active Club Grants program has enabled sports clubs in Northern Victoria to deliver new opportunities for locals to get active.
“Getting active is so important for our health and grassroots sports clubs in Northern Victoria play a vital role in helping people in our community to keep fit and healthy,” Ms Lovell said.
“Active Club Grants is about making club sport more accessible, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love regardless of their age, gender or ability.”
Active Club Grants provide funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to start up new social and modified sport programs, or to deliver new opportunities for women and girls to play sport.
“I encourage Northern Victorian sporting clubs and organisations who want to get more people in the community involved in their sport to apply for a grant today,” Ms Lovell said.
Applications for VicHealth Active Club Grants are now open and clubs throughout Northern Victoria are encouraged to apply through the VicHealth website before applications close at 4pm Friday 2 March 2018. For further information or to apply online, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.