| December 11, 2020

Kealy congratulates VicHealth funding grant recipients - Northern

Kealy congratulates VicHealth funding grant recipients

The Nationals Member for Lowan Emma Kealy has congratulated 11 regional sporting clubs who have been successful in receiving funding under the VicHealth Reimagining Health Grants program.

Ms Kealy said one of the key focuses of this round of funding was to provide funding support to clubs and residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.

“This much-needed funding from VicHealth will ensure local organisations can continue supporting our community to build back better from the impact of coronavirus,” she said.

“Grassroots organisations are the heart and soul of our local communities and their efforts are key to helping us recover from this pandemic.”

The 11 organisations that will use their grants to help locals build better social connections with each other and the community and provide greater opportunities for physical activity include:

  • Murtoa Progress Association, with $2990 to promote participation in Make, Bake and Grow, a healthy eating celebration to reconnect members of the local community.
  • Dimboola Sporting Club Inc will use their $10,000 grant for equipment and expansion of their social Rock Up netball program to increase their capacity for more players and teams.
  • Chunky Move in Dimboola, with $10,000 grant to run the First Nations youth dance exchange in Dimboola and Horsham.
  • Warracknabeal Swimming Club, with $2620 to update the skills of their swimming coaches to ensure young swim club members can reach their full potential.
  • Minyip Murtoa Football & Netball Club Inc, which will use their $1290 grant to purchase footballs and netballs to donate to three primary schools as part of clinics run by club players, building closer links between local children and senior players.
  • Rainbow Progress Association, with $2300 to go towards buying an outdoor table tennis table and equipment to provide young local people with an alternative recreation facility.
  • Yarriambiack Shire Council, with $7000 to create a cultural shift across the school and broader community through a ‘Walk to School’ day focusing on reducing barriers to active transport and increasing rates of skating, riding and walking to school.

“Community organisations play a vital role, now more than ever, in helping people connect and take care of their wellbeing and it is critical that we continue to open up avenues for more people to get involved in sport,” Ms Kealy said.

“I congratulate and offer my full support to all these organisations for their initiatives to achieve this.”

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