New funding pitched for sports clubs in Ripon

Sports clubs in Ripon can be supported to create new opportunities to get women, girls and less active Victorians playing sport thanks to around $400,000 in VicHealth grants now up for grabs.

The latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants, which opened this week, provides funding of up to $3,000 or up to $10,000 to community sport clubs to create more opportunities for women and girls and social sport options.

This year’s grants are simpler and easier for local clubs to apply. The new application process is designed to ensure club administrators and volunteers can spend more time helping their communities get active, and less time on administration.

Member for Ripon Louise Staley encourages local clubs to apply for the funding to help them create more opportunities for Ripon residents to become more active and improve their health.

“This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to Ripon locals, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Ms Staley said.

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

 “I know how hard our local clubs are working so I encourage you to take this opportunity to apply for a grant so we can support new opportunities to try and get more people active.”

 “We also want to encourage sports clubs to offer new flexible and social sports programs to make it easier for people to make sport and physical activity a part of their everyday lives.” Ms Staley said.

It’s easy to apply! Clubs are encouraged to apply for the funding grants through the VicHealth website before round one closes at 4pm on Friday 31 August 2018. For further information or to apply online, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.