Sporting clubs across Euroa Electorate receive funding boost
12 February 2015
Many sports and active recreation clubs across the Euroa Electorate will benefit from funding as part of round one of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan said the grants, of up to $3,000 each, aimed to increase physical activity by making it easier for clubs to reach out to new participants and fund items or equipment that help them to improve safety.
“I congratulate the clubs in my electorate who have been successful in this round of funding,” Ms Ryan said.
“These grants will help local sporting clubs build community pride and loyalty and to continue to offer people the opportunity to get involved in a physical activity.”
Successful clubs in the Euroa Electorate are:
Benalla and District Junior Football League Inc - $2,910 – match balls;
Colbinabbin Cricket Club - $2,700 – essential equipment;
Moira Benalla Bowls Club - $2,306 – mats and bowls equipment;
Nagambie Bowls Club - $650 – defibrillator and training; and
Rushworth Bowls Club - $3,000 – sets of club bowls.
“Regular physical activity not only protects against many illnesses, it also makes us mentally healthy, alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life,” Ms Ryan said.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said it was good to continue to support local sporting organisations.
“VicHealth is committed to tackling the tough issues – in particular the rising obesity levels in Victoria.
“To help combat this, we want to make physical activity participation part of everyday living, active recreation and organised sport. Our Active Clubs Grants in particular aim to make it a little easier for clubs to buy items or equipment to encourage people in the local community to join their club, and help them improve safety for those taking part,” she said.
To create greater opportunities for clubs to access Active Club Grants, VicHealth is running two rounds of funding – the second of which closes on Friday 13 February 2015.
For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub