Sport and Recreation Grants and awards | February 06, 2017
VicHealth grants to boost female participation
The Nationals Member for Lowan, Emma Kealy MP is encouraging the region’s sporting clubs to apply for up to $10,000 under the latest round of VicHealth Active Club Grants program funding.
“This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport, something I actively support and encourage”, Ms Kealy said.
“The grants will be targeted at clubs that can boost female participation rates, or introduce people into the sport by offering modified versions of the sport.
“Research shows that female participation in sport is still lower than male involvement and women and girls can find it hard to reach the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity each week.
“This is for a number of reasons including a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work.
“It is important we continue to open up avenues for more people, particularly females, to get involved in sport,” Ms Kealy said.
Two funding levels of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available to eligible sporting clubs.
For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub. The program closes on Friday, 10 March at 4 pm.