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Funding available to get more women involved in sport

09 February 2017


Funding is now available to boost female participation in sport Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said today.

Ms Ryan said sporting clubs in the Euroa electorate could now apply for up to $10,000 under the latest round of VicHealth Active Club Grants program funding.

“This latest round of funding is aimed at getting more women and girls to take part in sport,” Ms Ryan said.

“The grants will be targeted at clubs that can boost female participation rates, or introduce people into the sport by offering modified versions of the sport.

“Research undertaken by VicHealth shows more people in regional Victoria play sport than those living in metropolitan Melbourne, but the rate of female participation is half that of men.

“Women and girls can find it hard to reach the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity each week.

“This is for a number of reasons including a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty prioritising physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work.

“It is important we continue to open up avenues for more people, particularly women and girls, to get involved in sport,” Ms Ryan said.

Two funding levels of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available to eligible sporting clubs.

For more information or to apply for a grant, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub.

The program closes on Friday, 10 March at 4 pm.

 

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