SPORTING and active recreation clubs in Mornington are being encouraged to apply for funding in VicHealth’s active club grants program.
“This funding is vital to helping many more Victorians get the recommended minimum of 2.5 hours per week of moderate physical activity,” Mornington MP David Morris said.
“As well as the health benefits of keeping us fit and preventing illness, exercise helps reduce stress and keeps us alert and resilient. Research also shows that it’s a great way to get social.
“Sport builds community pride and loyalty and offers people the chance to get involved, providing them with a positive sense of self-worth.”
The grants aim to make clubs safer and more accessible by funding essential equipment, such as bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls.
This round, VicHealth will be placing a particular focus on supporting sporting clubs and organisations that can attract more members, or improve participation opportunities among the Aboriginal community.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said VicHealth was proud to continue to support local sporting organisations. “In awarding these grants, special consideration will also be given to applications from clubs in areas of socio-economic disadvantage, as well as clubs/organisations who can demonstrate that an active club grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community,” he said.
VicHealth’s Active Club Grants applications close Friday 4 March.