Kicking In To Make Victoria The Active State

24 April 2019

The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victorian sport and recreation organisations to apply for their share in $27 million worth of Together More Active funding, to help break down barriers to participation.

Victoria’s sport and recreation sector plays a fundamental role in helping millions of Victorians participate in the community and reach their potential.

The Labor Government is proud to partner with our sport and recreation organisations through the Together More Active program, to create new pathways and opportunities for people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities to realise their sporting dreams.

The grants build on the work of the Government’s previous Supporting Victorian Sport and Recreation Program and will help sporting associations become stronger and more sustainable.

The program is also looking for initiatives that encourage gender equality, build integrity, develop our coaches, officials and volunteers, and assist people of all abilities to participate. Measures to encourage participation of Indigenous Victorians and people of culturally and linguistically-diverse backgrounds are also sought.

Since 2014, the Government has each year worked with sport and recreation partners to support more than 1000 initiatives aimed at helping Victorians be more physically active.

Every year more than 50,000 people have benefitted as participants, coaches, officials, volunteers and administrators, boosting participation for women and girls, people with disability, LGBTI people, Indigenous Victorians, new arrivals and people in regional and rural Victoria.

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Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Foley

“The Andrews Labor Government strongly believes that every Victorian wanting to participate in sport and recreation deserves a sporting chance.”

“Sport is an integral part of our everyday life and we want more Victorians getting involved more often – and we’re proud to play our part in supporting our grassroots clubs.”

“These new grants will ensure that Victoria’s grassroots sports and clubs are inclusive and welcoming places for all Victorians – regardless of background or ability – and can continue to grow into the future.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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