Kealy calls for sporting club nominations
Member for Lowan Emma Kealy is encouraging district sporting clubs to apply for a share of $500,000 available under a Vichealth Active Club Grant program 2018-19.
Ms Kealy said grants of up to $10,000 were available to clubs, with a focus this year on increasing female participation or offering a social or modified sports program to appeal to a wider audience.
Clubs can also apply for an additional $2000 to promote the This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to women in their community.
Ms Kealy said research showed female participation levels in sporting clubs was much lower than males due to a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments such as family, education and work.
Vichealth will also fund clubs that demonstrate how a social or modified program will attract more people to become regularly physically active.
Applications close at 4pm on March 8. People seeking more information or to lodge an application can visit website www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub, call Ms Kealy’s office on 5382 0097 or email [email protected]liament.vic.gov.au to arrange a letter of support.