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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

FUNDING FOR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS NOW AVAILABLE

State Labor Members, Maree Edwards, Member for Bendigo West, and Jacinta Allan, Member for Bendigo East, are calling on local sport and recreation clubs to apply for one of VicHealth’s new Active Club Grants.

 

Active Club Grants provide groups with up to $3,000 to buy essential sporting items and sports injury prevention and management equipment.

 

The grants are aimed at increasing physical activity and helping communities stay connected.

 

In the 2014/2015 year VicHealth had two rounds of funding – the second of which will close on Friday 13 February 2015.

 

Priority will be given to applications from clubs and organisations that demonstrate how an Active Club Grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community.

 

For further information, or to apply online, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.

 

Quotes attributable to Ms Edwards

 

“Being active is important for a healthy lifestyle and the Active Club Grants help our local football clubs and netball teams buy the equipment they need to play the sports they love.”

 

“I encourage all teams and clubs to apply for a VicHealth Active Club Grant.”

 

Quotes attributable to Ms Allan

 

“Sport brings communities together. These grants will help clubs continue to play and compete, and will encourage more people to get involved, especially those who might not otherwise be able to.”

 

 “Community sports groups often struggle to afford the equipment they need – that’s where these grants really help.”

 

Key Facts

 

In previous years, a number of local clubs, for example the Bendigo East Baseball Club, the Kangaroo Flat Cricket Club and the Bendigo Lacrosse Association, have been successful in applying for this grant to assist with their club’s activities.

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