As part of VicHealth’s long-term plan to get more Victorians living healthier and happier lives, Active Club Grants provide funding of up to $3,000 and up to $10,000 to community sport clubs throughout Victoria.
Recent recipients of VicHealth's Active Club Grants under the Female participation up to $3,000 category include:
- Fawkner Tennis Club
- Pascoe Vale Football Club Inc
- North Old Boys St Patricks College Ballarat Amateur Football Club Inc
- West Coburg Senior Football Club Inc
Active Club Grants have been supporting local clubs in remote, rural, regional and metropolitan areas for nearly three decades. However, female participation is still lower than males, and due to a lack of time, lack of confidence, and societal pressures, many Victorians just aren’t fitting the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity into their week.
That’s why VicHealth has prioritised two new focus areas:
- Female participation: A key area for VicHealth because we know female participation levels in sport and recreational clubs are much lower than males. To successfully apply for this grant, clubs had to demonstrate how they will get more women and girls involved in physical activity, through new or recently established programs, activities and opportunities.
- Participation in social and modified forms of sport: Clubs could also apply for funding to start up a social or modified sport program where they were able to demonstrate how a modified program will attract more people to be regularly physically active. Social sport includes more flexible, fun and less-structured opportunities with a focus on social interaction, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition.
Active Club Grants are now closed with no further funding rounds announced at this stage.
For further information visit the VicHealth website