Sporting clubs from across East Gippsland should apply for a share in up to $400,000 worth of funding under the VicHealth Active Club Grant scheme, says Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull.
Mr Bull said grants of up to $10,000 were available to clubs looking to increase female participation or offer a modified sports program to appeal to a wider audience.
“As a former member of the VicHealth board, I strongly support this grant stream and a number of our local clubs have been beneficiaries in the past,” he said.
“Getting involved with a sports club has great social and health benefits for men and women.
“These grants are designed to help our local clubs keep membership costs low and encourage everyone to get involved.
“Sporting clubs are crucial to maintaining community wellbeing and it’s important that we find ways to keep participation numbers high.”
Applications close 4pm on Friday, September 22.
For more information or to lodge an application, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.
Caption: Gippsland East Nationals MP, Tim Bull, with Doug Paterson and Andy Franke, who recently helped Bairnsdale Bowls Club secure a VicHealth Active Club Grant.
Tuesday, August 22, 2017