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VicHealth Active Club Grants

August 17, 2015

I am pleased to advise that round one of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants (ACG) program has opened today, Monday 17 August, with applications closing on Friday 18 September 2015.

“For over 27 years, VicHealth has provided small grants to more than 10,000 community sport and active recreation clubs and organisations across Victoria. These grants help people in some of our most disadvantaged communities join their local sporting clubs. They also provide critical equipment to help those who would otherwise not be able to participate in sport; for instance, clubs can apply for funding for modified equipment for people with disabilities such as bell balls, bowling arms or portable ramps.

This year VicHealth is offering clubs the option to apply for either the traditional grant of up to $3,000, or a larger grant amount of up to $10,000.

We are offering up to 10 of these larger grants per round for clubs that can make a big impact and enable a greater number of Victorians to start or continue being physically active.

This may include large clubs with a high number of teams, clubs that are seeking to implement new programs and activities to increase participation, clubs trying to reach new community members, or clubs in areas experiencing significant population growth.

In 2015-16, VicHealth has committed up to $1.5 million across two rounds. Grants are on offer to sport and active recreation clubs to assist with the purchase of much needed core equipment like racquets, goals, uniforms and injury prevention items, with the aim of increasing the number of people participating at their clubs, contributing to healthy Victorian communities.   A copy of the ACG guidelines can be found here.

All eligible incorporated local sporting clubs and active recreation clubs are encouraged to apply. Priority will be given to applications from clubs/organisations who can demonstrate that an Active Club Grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community.”

Eligible sport and recreation clubs are invited to apply for this grant online through VicHealth’s website www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.

Round 1 – opens Monday 17 August 2015 and closes Friday 18 September 2015

Round 2 – opens Monday 1 February 2016 and closes Friday 4 March 2016