Introducing JumpStart! – the second major investment in VicHealth’s Future Healthy initiative. 

What ideas are VicHealth looking for?
VicHealth are looking for projects that will provide more opportunities for Victoria’s children and young people through food, art and play. 

JumpStart! will create hundreds of community-led initiatives for Victoria’s children and young people (aged 0-25, including families). 

But what does this look like? Tell VicHealth how your organisation can support young people to: 

  • learn about their own food culture and identity and share this with others  
  • get physically active in welcoming and inclusive places  
  • connect through arts, cultural and play-based activities.  

JumpStart! is more than just a funding opportunity. VicHealth are offering a whole heap of support, because we’re in this together. They will back your ideas through building your skills. They will connect you with like-minded leaders, share insights across communities and be sure you have the resources to make your project the best it can possibly be.

Organisations like yours can make it happen. Funding from $3,000 to $50,000 is available from a share of $2 million for round one. 

There are 2 tiers of funding available: 
Tier 1: $3,000-$10,000 – For tools/resources to strengthen an existing initiative EG. Training, stock, equipment, etc.
Tier 2: $10,001-$50,000 – For new projects, or to strengthen an existing project delivering on one or more of the JumpStart! challenges.

For sport and active recreation clubs, associations and organisations, what initiatives can create more safe, welcoming, and inclusive opportunities for children and young people to be physically active?  

Being physically active can have a positive impact on our physical, mental, and social wellbeing. The past two years have seen many community sport, recreation, planning and active travel initiatives disrupted.  

We’ve spent more time at home and less time outside. And ultimately, less time with our communities. As a result, young people need more opportunities to be physically active and connect with families and friends.  

Children and young people need more opportunities to feel a sense of belonging and community. Let’s make it easier for them to have fun and hang out with their friends again. Let’s help them be active in a way that suits them.

“When we design public spaces, we shouldn’t be thinking about the majority, it should be about the minority.” Young person 

For further information, click here.

Applications close on at 11:59pm on Thursday 17th March.

To discuss your ideas, contact our team at Sports Central on 5331 6966.