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31
Jul

New VicHealth grants open supporting grassroots sports

Neil Angus MP, State Member for Forest Hill, today encouraged eligible sports clubs in the Forest Hill electorate to apply for new funding through the VicHealth Active Club Grants 2018-19 program, which opens today.

The program is aimed at community sports clubs looking to boost participation, with $3,000 and $10,000 grants available for increasing female participation and participation in social and modified forms of sport.

“As a former VicHealth Board Member, I would encourage all local eligible clubs to consider this round of VicHealth Active Club Grants before they close on Friday 31 August,” Mr Angus said.

“The application process has been simplified, supporting local clubs in their endeavour to help the community get more active and live a more healthy lifestyle,” Mr Angus said.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said that with less than a third of us getting enough physical activity to benefit our health it was critical that sporting clubs were supported to offer more opportunities to get people moving.

“Our research shows many Victorians are not fitting the recommended amount of physical activity into their week.

“Women’s participation in sport is still lower than men’s, and due to many factors, including a lack of time, opportunities and confidence, many women and girls find it hard to get active.

“We also want to encourage sports clubs to offer new flexible and social sports programs to make it easier for people to make sport and physical activity a part of their everyday lives.

“These grants will support providing more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport,” Ms Rechter said.

 For further information or to apply online, visit: www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Media contact:    Neil Angus MP 03 9877 5628 or neil.angus@parliament.vic.gov.au

 

 

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