VicHealth Active Club Grants

Is your community sport club looking to get more people participating?

VicHealth are now inviting community sport clubs to apply for an Active Club Grant to increase opportunities for more Victorians to be active.

VicHealth know how valuable sport is, to get us moving toward better health and wellbeing.

Three out of five women are not getting enough physical activity to benefit their health and many people – particularly people who are less physically active – are interested in more fun, flexible and social sport activities.

This is why VicHealth’s Active Club Grants needs your help to encourage more Victorians to participate in sport through two specific focus 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 close on Friday 30th August 2019 at 4:00pm.

For further information and to apply, click here.