SPORTING CLUB GRANTS NOW OPEN

3 February 2016

YARRA RANGES SPORTING CLUBS IN THE RUNNING FOR VICHEALTH CASH

Member for Evelyn Christine Fyffe is encouraging sports and active recreation clubs throughout the Yarra Ranges to apply for funding as part of the second round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program.

The grants aim to get more people involved in physical activity by funding essential equipment like bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls.

“In order to stay healthy it is recommended that Victorians get a minimum of 2.5 hours per week of moderate physical activity,” Mrs Fyffe said.

“These grants can help more Victorians hit that target.

“Exercise helps reduce stress, stay alert and remain connected. Joining a sporting club can increase the benefits by stimulating a sense of pride, loyalty and team work.”

“These grants will make clubs safer and more accessible by funding essential equipment like bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls, but clubs have to apply to be in it to win it.”

This round VicHealth will be placing a particular focus on supporting sporting clubs and organisations that can attract more people to their club, or improve participation opportunities for Victoria’s Aboriginal community.

In awarding these grants, special consideration will also be given to applications from clubs in areas of socioeconomic disadvantage as well as clubs/organisations who can demonstrate that an Active Club Grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community.

“For the past 27 years, VicHealth has provided grants to more than 10,000 community sport and active recreation clubs and organisations across Victoria.

“I urge all sporting clubs to be quick off the mark and make their application as soon as possible,” Mrs Fyffe said.

For further information or to apply online, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub
Round 2 opens Monday 1 February 2016 and closes Friday 4 March 2016

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