Kealy calls for sport­ing club nom­i­na­tions

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - Sport -

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.

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