Grant Writing Workshops – Active Club Grants

VicHealth’s Active Club Grants are now open. Over the last 12 months 22 clubs and associations from across the Central Highlands have shared in over $62,500 worth of funding to grow female participation and support the introduction of social and modified forms of sport.

Sports Central is offering two grant writing workshops designed to assist our member clubs / associations to complete applications for the VicHealth Active Club Grants.

Grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 are available to support clubs to:
– Implement initiatives to engage more women and girls in sport
– Implement new social or modified sport programs that target less active Victorians

Workshop Details
Date: Monday 18th February
Venue: Sports Central – 1305 Sturt Street, Ballarat
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Date: Wednesday 20th February
Venue: Chalambar Golf & Bowls Club – 118 Golf Links Road, Ararat
Time: 6:30pm to 8:00pm

To book your place, please email info@sportscentral.org.au or phone 5331 6966.

VicHealth is looking to fund clubs in two key outcome areas:

Focus Area 1 – Female participation
VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives to engage more women and girls in sport.

  • Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
  • There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
  • We encourage your club to think about how you can offer more opportunities for female participation, including;
    – new teams
    – new competitions
    – new programs

Focus Area 2 – Social & Modified Sport
VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement new social or modified sport programs that target less active Victorians.

Social sport opportunities are more flexible or social and less structured than traditional sport activities.

  • These programs have greater emphasis on fun, social interaction and enjoyment, and less emphasis on performance, results and competition.
  • Social sports may have many elements of traditional sport but are primarily
    – for fun and friendship
    – to introduce someone to a sport
    – to bring people back to sport that have dropped out due to injury, time commitments or other     circumstances.
  • Modified sport are when changes are made to existing sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience. This may include;
    – changes to rules
    – type of equipment
    – playing area
    – duration of games
    – scoring to suit skill level/ability
  • Sport activities and programs can be modified based on factors, including age, disability, skill level, fitness level, facility availability, location or time.

Applications open Tuesday 5 February 2019 and close Friday 8 March 2019.

For further information and to apply, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/active-club-grants