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08
Feb

VicHealth Active Club Grants funding now open

Sports and active recreation clubs in Forest Hill are encouraged to apply for VicHealth grants of up to $3,000 each for essential sporting or sports injury prevention equipment. Funding is part of the second round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program, announced on 1 February.

Neil Angus MP, State Member for Forest Hill and former VicHealth Board member said, “The grants aim to get more people involved in physical activity by funding essential equipment like bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls.”

“This funding is vital to helping many more Victorians get the recommended minimum of 2.5 hours per week of moderate physical activity,” Mr Angus said.

“Getting active is great for keeping us on the ball both physically and mentally. As well as the health benefits of keeping us fit and preventing illness, exercise helps reduce stress and keeps us alert and resilient. Research also shows that it’s a great way to get social. Sport builds community pride and loyalty and offers people the chance to get involved, providing them with a positive sense of self-worth.”

For over 27 years, VicHealth has provided small grants to over 10,000 community sport and active recreation clubs across Victoria. The Active Club Grants recognise the important role local clubs play in increasing physical activity and helping communities stay connected. These grants help clubs implement new programs and activities to increase participation and reach new community members

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said VicHealth was proud to continue to support local sporting organisations.

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

VicHealth’s Active Club Grants applications close Friday 4 March.

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

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