Clubs can apply for grants of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to provide more opportunities for Victorians to participate in sport, with a particular focus on people who otherwise wouldn’t get these opportunities.
Building on momentum generated by the successful This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, the new funding will help local sport clubs across Victoria deliver more opportunities for women and girls to get active.
Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also request an additional $2,000 grant to promote This Girl Can – Victoria to encourage women in their local community to get active.
VicHealth is also keen to support clubs who are looking to provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs for Victorians of all ages, genders and backgrounds as well as increased opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.
There are two outcome areas that clubs can apply for funding for:
Outcome area 1: Female participation
VicHealth knows female participation levels in sport clubs are much lower than males. Our research shows this is due to a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work. For this grant, we ask clubs to demonstrate how they’ll get more women and girls involved in physical activity, through new or recently established programs, activities and opportunities.
Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport
We’ll will be funding clubs who demonstrate how a social or modified program will attract more people to become regularly physically active in their sport. Successful clubs will modify different sports to increase participation opportunities across age, disability, skill level, fitness level, lifestyle, or location. Social sport includes more flexible, fun and less-structured opportunities with a focus on social interaction, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition. Social sport can also be used to introduce someone to a new sport or to bring people back to sport due to factors such as injury or lifestyle changes.
We’re now offering clubs funding to support venue hire, deliverer fees and Changes to Environment that will make your club environment more welcoming to women and girls.
We know these three areas are crucial to setting up a new initiative and providing a positive experience.
For more information or any questions, contact Brenton Mendes on (03) 9667 1308 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 4pm Friday 30 August 2019.