I’m pleased to let you know that the next round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants opens today Tuesday 30 July 2019 with around $500,000 in funding available to local sporting clubs in Victoria.
Grants of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 are available for community sport clubs. Building on the success of our This Girl Can – Victoria campaign, we’re encouraging community sports clubs to offer new programs, teams and activities for women and girls.
We’re also looking to support social and modified sporting opportunities for people of all ages, genders, backgrounds and abilities to enable more Victorians from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.
Help us spread the word
Our Active Club Grant program provides State Sport Associations, Regional Sports Assemblies, Local Councils with the opportunity to support their clubs to generate growth in participation.
To ensure clubs in your network have enough time to apply, you might want to recommend your clubs start looking into the Active Club Grants early and familiarise themselves with the website, requirements and how they can apply.
What Paddle Vic can do to help:
- Promote your programs – To other clubs and to the general public
- Support your clubs identifying program items – Provide a list of equipment or other costs associated with implementing an SSA/NSO program.
- Support your club with your application – Some clubs may need additional help and guidance when writing their application.
We encourage you to promote the Active Club Grant program to you affiliated clubs, we have prepared a social media pack (attached) to help you share via your media channels.
Outcome area 1: Female participation
VicHealth knows female participation levels in sport clubs are much lower than males. Our research shows this is due to a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work. For this grant, we ask clubs to demonstrate how they’ll get more women and girls involved in physical activity, through new or recently established programs, activities and opportunities.
Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport
We’ll will be funding clubs who demonstrate how a social or modified program will attract more people to become regularly physically active in their sport. Successful clubs will modify different sports to increase participation opportunities across age, disability, skill level, fitness level, lifestyle, or location. Social sport includes more flexible, fun and less-structured opportunities with a focus on social interaction, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition. Social sport can also be used to introduce someone to a new sport or to bring people back to sport due to factors such as injury or lifestyle changes.
We’re now offering clubs funding to support venue hire, deliverer fees and Changes to the Environment that will make your club environment more welcoming to women and girls.
We know these three areas are crucial to setting up a new initiative and providing a positive experience.
Additional This Girl Can – Victoria funding
Clubs applying for Active Club Grants can also indicate if they would like to be considered for an additional $2,000 in funding to promote This Girl Can – Victoria and encourage women in their local community to get active.
* Most of this test is from the Vic Health Website. Altered to suit Paddle Vic