Grants and awards Sport and Recreation | June 08, 2016
Active Club Grants announced
Sporting and recreation clubs across the Lowan electorate have received a share in almost $1 million in the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, to help get Victorians more physically active.
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP said the grants, of up to $10,000 each, will make a significant difference to the local clubs in our community.
“These clubs are often reliant on the hard work and dedication of volunteers and it is pleasing to see the diversity of successful applicants under this round of funding,” Ms Kealy said.
“Successful applicants can now put this money towards essential equipment and safety gear in a bid to encourage participation in physical activity.
“Sports and active recreation clubs are a great way to find like-minded people in your local community and get the recommended two-and-a-half hours per week of moderate exercise for adults.
“Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life,” she said.
The following 13 clubs will share in almost $1 million worth of VicHealth Active Club Grants:
- Horsham Badminton Association - $1,618.80
- Dimboola Bowling Club - $2,475.00
- Wickliffe Lake Bolac Football Club - $2,990.00
- Natimuk Bowling Club - $2,918.00
- Dimboola Warreguk Inc. (Dragon Boats) - $1,781.82
- Wimmera Netball Association - $2,378.70
- Horsham City Rowing Club Inc. - $3,000.00
- Wimmera Football League - $3,000.00
- Penshurst Bowls Club - $2,520.00
- Jeparit Rainbow Football Netball Club Inc. - $1,955.00
- Warracknabeal Swimming Club - $1,250.00
- Horsham Table Tennis Association - $1,208.00
- Warracknabeal Golf Club - $744.00
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said it was important to support local sporting organisations.
“Less than half of adult Australians are currently getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. Our goal at VicHealth is to get 300,000 more Victorians taking part in physical activity by 2023,” Ms Rechter said.
“In the last 10 years alone, VicHealth has provided more than $14 million to thousands of Victorian organisations through our Active Club Grants, providing more than one million club members with access safer and better-equipped clubs.
“Sports and recreation clubs in the Lowan electorate are a great way for people to get more physically active, as well as make new friends. We know from previous rounds these grants encourage community members to try a new activity, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport,” she said.
For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub