Three local sporting clubs will receive funding from VicHealth through the Active Club Grants program.

The program will support clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to get active by offering new female teams or programs and providing equipment.

The grants will also support clubs to introduce social and accessible sports programs to encourage more people to give sport a go regardless of their ability, gender or cultural background.

Member for Ivanhoe Anthony Carbines congratulated the clubs and said it was fantastic there would now be more activities, teams and opportunities for the community to get involved in sport.

  • Heidelberg Football Club: $2,727 – to support their new adult women’s football team,
  • Yarra Valley Hockey Club: $2,727 – for equipment for their HookIn2Hockey program for children under ten,
  • Macleod Junior Football Club: $3,000 – for uniforms and equipment for three new girls football teams.

Building on the success of VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, 61 clubs across Victoria will also receive funding to promote the campaign as part of a state-wide movement to get more women and girls active.

VicHealth Acting CEO, Dr Lyn Roberts AO, said the Active Club Grants have supported hundreds of clubs across Victoria to get more people in their community moving in new ways.

Quotes attributable to Member for Ivanhoe, Anthony Carbines MP

“These Active Club Grants will help create more opportunities for people of all ages, genders and abilities to get active and enjoy the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.”

“I welcome this latest round of funding that will support local clubs that contribute so much to our great community.”

Quotes attributable to VicHealth Acting CEO Dr Lyn Roberts AO

“The success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign shows that women and girl’s, as well as disadvantaged and less active groups, want to get active and involved.”

“We’re thrilled to support local sporting clubs to provide opportunities for the community  to get active through sport.”