February 8, 2019

NEW FUNDING AVAILABLE FOR LOCAL SPORTS CLUBS

Sports clubs in Ivanhoe electorate are encouraged to apply for $500,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs.

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants provides grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 to community sporting clubs to help get people moving.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP encouraged local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for residents to become more active and improve their health.

Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can indicate if they would like to be considered for an additional $2,000 grant to promote This Girl Can – Victoria, to encourage women in their local community to get active.

This year’s Active Club Grants make it simpler and easier to apply, with a new process to ensure club administrators can spend less time on administration.

To apply or learn more, visit the VicHealth website at vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Applications close at 4:00pm on Friday, 8 March.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines MP

“This is about making grassroots sports more accessible, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love.”

“I urge local sporting groups to take the opportunity and have a go at getting these funds to help more people get moving.”

Quotes attributable to Minister for Health Jenny Mikakos

“Grassroots sports clubs give people of all ages the chance to get active and feel socially connected.”

“Playing sport is a great way to boost physical and mental health. These grants will empower sports clubs to get even more Victorians involved.”