The VicHealth Active Club Grants have re-opened for 2019 providing clubs with the opportunity to receive funding for programs/projects or ideas which address one of the following areas:

1) Female participation

  • Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
  • There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
  • We encourage your club to think about how you can offer more opportunities for female participation, including:
  • new teams
  • new competitions
  • new programs

or

2) Social sport           

  • Social sport opportunities are more flexible or social and less structured than traditional sport activities.
  • These programs have greater emphasis on fun, social interaction and enjoyment, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition.
  • Social sports may have many elements of traditional sport but are primarily
    • for fun and friendship
    • to introduce someone to a sport
    • to bring people back to sport that have dropped out due to injury, time commitments or other circumstances.

Modified sport

Changes are made to existing sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience. This may include changes to rules, type of equipment, playing area, duration of games and/or scoring to suit skill level/ability.

Sport activities and programs can be modified based on factors, including age, disability, skill level, fitness level, facility availability, location or time. 

Modified sport includes

  • introductory junior programs
  • sport-based fitness programs (e.g. Cardio Tennis, Fit Football).
  • programs designed for people with a disability

The grants are open until Friday March 8 @ 4pm.

For more information, or to apply for the grants, please follow this link to the VicHealth website: https://bit.ly/1yxCaKE