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Local Communities To Benefit From Active Club Grants

27 May 2015

Almost 300 sports and active recreation clubs across Victoria will benefit from funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.

The grants of up to $3000 each will help local clubs reach out to new participants and fund items or equipment to help them improve safety.

In total, 296 Victorian clubs – 160 clubs in regional and rural Victoria and 136 clubs in metropolitan Melbourne – will receive grants as part of this round of the VicHealth Active Club Grants program, totalling $690,000.

The Active Club Grants recognise the important role local clubs and organisations play in increasing physical activity and helping communities stay connected.

Clubs can apply for the grants to purchase sports injury prevention and management equipment such as first aid kits, armguards, helmets, apparatus matting and protective head gear, or essential sporting equipment such as uniforms, bats and balls, gloves or shin pads.

Including this round of funding, the VicHealth Active Club Grants program has provided a total of $1.3 million to 566 local sports and active recreation clubs in 2014-15.

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclubExternal Link

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health, Jill Hennessy

“We want to encourage more Victorians to be active, to get out and about, and to enjoy sports and recreation, so I’m very pleased to announce these grants for clubs across the state.”

“Local clubs are a fun and sociable escape from the stresses of modern life, and can have a positive impact on a person’s sense of health and wellbeing.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Sport, John Eren

“Whether it's for essential equipment like bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls, or items to prevent or manage injuries, it’s great to see so many clubs across Victoria benefit from these grants.”

“These grants not only promote sports and physical activity, they also support that real sense of community that comes from being part of a local club.”

Reviewed 19 August 2020

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