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Funding to get more people active

By David Rak

The new round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program is now open.

Community sports clubs can apply for an Active Club Grant of up to $10 000 to create more opportunities for indigenous Victorians, women and girls, people with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from remote communities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Member for Northern Victoria Mark Gepp said funding could be used to create a social or modified sport option to cater to people with disabilities and limited mobility, as well as provide uniforms, coaching staff and equipment to enable more people across northern Victoria – regardless of gender, skills or ability — to become more active and improve their health.

Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also indicate if they would like to be considered for an additional $2000 grant to promote This Girl Can – Victoria to encourage women in their local community to get active.

Applications close February 24.

For more information or to apply online, visit vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/active-club-grants