Grants and awards | December 11, 2020

Kealy congratulates VicHealth grant recipients - Southern electorate

Kealy congratulates VicHealth 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:

  • Cavendish Football Netball Club Inc, which will use their $7500 grant for billycart-making workshops by members of the local Men’s Shed, bringing older members of the Hamilton community together with young people. The program will culminate in the running of the inaugural Cavendish Billy Cart Grand Prix.
  • Glenelg and Southern Grampians Local Learning and Employment Network, with $10,000 for part-time moderation of a social media group for young people with disabilities, providing opportunities for these young people to connect and network beyond the program, and providing additional support for their transition to work.
  • Casterton Playgroup, which will use their $3000 for facilitators, play equipment, and fruit and morning tea supplies for an outdoor playgroup to reconnect young families and preschool-aged children after the COVID-19 lockdowns.
  • Active Farmers Limited, with a $6000 grant to reduce session fees for a regular group fitness class in Wando Vale for a further 12 months, making them more affordable for local residents.

“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.”

End of media release

Photo:     Emma Kealy MP with parents and children at the Casterton Playgroup      




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