More Aus­tralians to ben­e­fit from Move It AUS fund­ing

Mansfield Courier - - Sport Courier -

SPORT Aus­tralia chief ex­ecXWLYH RI¿FHU .DWH 3DOPHU VD\V D new $28.9 mil­lion par­tic­i­pa­tion grants pro­gram will build on the strong foun­da­tion of the “Move It AUS” plat­form, giv­ing sport DQG SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ SURYLGHUV even more re­sources to im­prove the health and well­be­ing of all Aus­tralians.

Ap­pli­ca­tions opened on -DQXDU\ IRU WKH 0RYH ,W $86 Par­tic­i­pa­tion grants pro­gram, ZKLFK ZLOO EH PDQDJHG E\ Sport Aus­tralia.

The pro­gram aims to build aware­ness and un­der­stand­ing RI WKH LPSRUWDQFH RI SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ DFURVV DOO VWDJHV RI OLIH SDUWLFXODU­O\ IRFXVLQJ RQ JHWWLQJ in­ac­tive peo­ple mov­ing in their lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties.

*UDQWV IRU WKH IRXU \HDU SURg●am can start from $25,000 for ORFDO VSRUW DQG SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ or­gan­i­sa­tions, through to one mil­lion dol­lar grants for Na­tional Sport­ing Or­gan­i­sa­tions who can de­liver large scale ini­tia­tives that align with the Fed­eral Gov­ern­ment’s Sport 2030 Na­tional Sport Plan.

This lat­est ini­tia­tive is part of the Move It AUS cam­paign and a suite of pro­grams be­ing manDJHG E\ 6SRUW $XVWUDOLD WR UDLVH WKH SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ OHYHOV RI all Aus­tralians.

The Move It AUS Com­muQLW\ 6SRUW ,QIUDVWUXFW­XUH SURg●am will de­liver more than $56 mil­lion in grants in 2018-19 for projects that de­liver bet­ter sport­ing fa­cil­i­ties for com­mu­ni­ties.

Some 223 projects have been DQQRXQFHG DOUHDG\ ZLWK D VHFond stage of projects to be deWHUPLQHG LQ )HEUXDU\

The $22.9 mil­lion Move It AUS – Bet­ter Age­ing grants SURJUDP LV VSHFL¿FDOO\ DLPHG at as­sist­ing peo­ple aged 65 and over to be ac­tive.

“The Move It AUS - Par­tic­i­pa­tion Grants are the next step in our com­mit­ment to get DOO $XVWUDOLDQV PRUH SK\VLFDOO\ ac­tive, and we’re ex­cited about new and ex­tended part­ner­ships ZLWK VSRUWV DQG SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ SURYLGHUV WR PDNH WKDW KDS█◄n,” Ms Palmer said.

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“These grants will em­power or­gan­i­sa­tions to come up with LQQRYDWLYH ZD\V WR JHW $XVWUDOians mov­ing,” Ms Palmer said.

2QH VWXG\ SUHGLFWV WKDW $XVt●alia will face $88 bil­lion of ex­tra health and so­cial costs over WKH QH[W \HDUV LI SHRSOH GRQ¶W get mov­ing.

“With ever-in­creas­ing dePDQGV RQ RXU WLPH WKH SK\VLFDO DQG PHQWDO KHDOWK EHQH¿WV RI VSRUW DQG SK\VLFDO DFWLYLW\ KDYH never been more im­por­tant than now,” Ms Palmer said.

“Sport Aus­tralia’s Move SHU FHQW It AUS cam­paign en­courDJHV HYHU\ $XVWUDOLDQ WR )LQG Your 30, which is 30 min­utes RI KHDUW UDWH UDLVLQJ DFWLYLW\ HYHU\ GD\

³%\ ZRUNLQJ WR EULQJ sport, gov­ern­ment and busi­ness to­gether across the Move It AUS plat­form, we are con­fi­dent we can achieve WKH FKDQJH QHHGHG WR PDNH Aus­tralia the world’s most ac­tive, sport­ing na­tion.”

Ap­pli­ca­tions for Move It AUS - Par­tic­i­pa­tion grants will UHPDLQ RSHQ XQWLO )HEUXDU\

Guide­lines are avail­able at sportaus.gov.au/.

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