Funding now open for Euroa electorate sporting clubs
03 August 2018
Funding to help get women, girls or people who aren’t physically active into sports is now available to sporting clubs in the Euroa electorate.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants opened this week, providing funding of up to $10,000 to local clubs to create more opportunities for females and social sport options.
“This is about making grassroots sports more accessible to localresidents, so everyone can get involved in the sports they love,” Ms Ryan said.
“We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, regardless of their age, gender or ability.”
“Our local clubs work hard to fundraise for upgrades and equipment and this is a great opportunity to try and alleviate some of this pressure.”
Local clubs who have successfully applied for VicHealth funding in the past include Benalla Saints Sporting Club, Euroa Basketball Association, Kilmore Junior Football Club, Riding for the Disabled Seymour and Stanhope Bowls Club.
VicHealth chief executive officer, Jerril Rechter, said with less than a third of Victorians getting enough physical activity to benefit their health, it is critical clubs are supported to offer more opportunities to get people moving.
“Our research shows many Victorians are not fitting the recommended amount of physical activity into their week,” Ms Rechter said.
“Women’s participation in sport is still lower than men’s, and due to many factors, including a lack of time, opportunities and confidence, many women and girls find it hard to get active.”
For further information call Steph Ryan’s office on 03 5762 1600. Applications close 4pm on Friday, August 31.