Member of Lions Club – State Parliament
Sporting clubs in East Gippsland can be supported to create new opportunities to get women, girls and less active people into sport, thanks to VicHealth grant funding now available.
Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, said the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants opened today, providing funding of up to $3000 or up to $10,000 to local clubs to create more opportunities for females and social sport options.
“This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to East Gippsland residents, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Mr Bull said.
“We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability.”
“As a former VicHealth board member and someone who has been directly involved with the running of sporting clubs, I know how hard our local clubs are working so I encourage them to take this opportunity to apply for a grant.”
VicHealth chief executive officer, Jerril Rechter, said with less than a third of Victorians getting enough physical activity to benefit their health, it is critical clubs are supported to offer more opportunities to get people moving.
“Our research shows many Victorians are not fitting the recommended amount of physical activity into their week,” Ms Rechter said.
“Women’s participation in sport is still lower than men’s, and due to many factors, including a lack of time, opportunities and confidence, many women and girls find it hard to get active.”
For further information or to apply online, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub. Applications close 4pm on Friday, August 31.
Tuesday, July 31, 2018