Following a highly competitive first round that resulted in 22 community sporting organisations receiving funding, applications are now open for the second round of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Community Activation Grant program.

The program is designed to support the delivery of initiatives that bring together communities and showcase women and girls, furthering gender equality throughout the Victorian sport and active recreation sector.

State Labor Members for Bendigo, Maree Edwards and Jacinta Allan strongly encourage community sporting bodies to apply for the grant and celebrate women and girls throughout the region.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be available to eligible clubs and community groups across Victoria and will establish opportunity for women and girls at the grassroots level to enable them to achieve their full potential both on and off the field.

This new funding joins the already extensive Change Our Game grants portfolio that works alongside initiatives including the record breaking $14 million Female-Facilities Fund and the $380,000 already committed to the Change Our Game Scholarships and the Change Our Game Champions program.

Change Our Game Community Activation Grants is now open and more information is available at

Quotes attributed to Member for Bendigo West, Maree Edwards

“This program will enable local clubs to further deliver programs that will drive positive change within our community. I encourage all clubs to get on board with this exciting initiative and change our game.”

Quotes attributed to Member for Bendigo East, Jacinta Allan

“We recognise the impact community sport has in shaping our society and the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants program will support local sport and recreation clubs address gender equality at grassroots level.”

Posted by:Maree Edwards MP