A new Ballarat leadership network dedicated to females aged 15 and over is proving a success through local sporting and active recreation circles. The Ballarat Active Women’s Leadership Network sessions are designed for female sport and recreation enthusiasts who have an interest in networking, personal growth and development.
Sports Central are committed to supporting the Central Highlands sporting community through the unique and challenging period created by COVID-19. To offer our services and share key information with a greater number of sporting clubs and leagues, active recreation groups and community sector partners, the Board of Management have decided to waive our membership fee for the remainder of 2020.
Sports Central is offering local sporting clubs the opportunity to host an online Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) course for their members. RSA courses delivered by Sports Central are tailored to local club situations, giving participants confidence in serving behind the bar within a sporting club setting.
The 2020 WorkSafe Club Safety Fund is now open. Over the past 18 years, WorkSafe has helped over 300 rural football clubs with funding and assistance and will continue to support clubs through the WorkSafe Club Safety Fund.
Volunteering Victoria, in partnership with the Victorian Government, is producing a Victorian State of Volunteering Report. It is estimated that over 58,0000 people volunteer in the sport and recreation sector in Victoria each year.
The Victorian Government’s $40 million Community Sport Sector Short-term Survival Package is now open. These grants have been made available to support the operational viability of community sport and active recreation organisations impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Victorian Government has provided specific advice in relation to COVID-19 and community sport. The easing of restrictions means that sporting clubs, leagues and associations can plan and gradually roll out a return to activity.