New funding to help grow local sports clubs in Ovens Valley

7 August 2019

Sports clubs in Ovens Valley can now apply for a share in around $500,000 in VicHealth funding   to get more Victorians active and playing sport.

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which are now open, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls to play sport as well as social or modified sport options.

Nationals Member Tim McCurdy encouraged local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for Ovens Valley residents to become more active and improve their health.

“This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to Ovens Valley locals, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Mr McCurdy said.

“We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability.

Mr McCurdy said that the electorate recently had success in the last round of funding with four clubs taking a share of $10,375 in grants.

“Cobram Roar Football Club, Yarrawonga Table Tennis Association, Wangaratta Junior Magpies Football Club and North East Roller Derby were all successful in their applications,” he said.

“Our local clubs work hard to improve the health of our community. I encourage clubs to apply for a grant so we can support you to get more people active.”

Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also request an additional $2,000 grant to promote VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to encourage women in their local community to get active.

Clubs are encouraged to apply for the funding grants through the VicHealth website before round one closes at 4pm on Friday 30 August 2019.

For further information or to apply online, visit https://www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/active-club-grants.

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