Change Our Game Scholarship Program

Change Our Game Scholarship Program will boost the number of women on boards and other leadership positions by providing a new pathway.

The scholarships are targeted at women already working in sport and recreation organisations, who have fewer opportunities to set up and lead due to the male dominated nature of sport.

This program seeks to break down this barrier.

Applications can be submitted by:
  • State Sporting Associations
  • State Sport and Recreation Bodies
  • Regional Sports Assemblies
  • Local Government Authorities.
In order to be eligible for a Change Our Game Scholarship, nominated candidates must:
  • Identify as a woman
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Live in Victoria
  • Be currently involved in either a paid or volunteer capacity in sport
  • Apply through an organisation, not as an individual.

For more information please visit –

For advice on the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, please contact GippSport Staff member Michelle Harris on 0458 145 596 or email:

Gippy Girls Can in Latrobe Valley!

We throw, catch, run, jump & get sweaty! Deal with it!

Latrobe valley women & girls will be the beneficiaries of a localized amplification of VicHealth’s amazing This Girl Can Victoria campaign. With support of the Victorian Government through the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, GippSport has received funding to launch #GippyGirlsCan in partnership with Latrobe City Council and Latrobe Leisure Morwell on Saturday 21 April.


This Girl Can – Victoria

  • This Girl Can – Victoria celebrates women who are giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get.
  • Tall, short, curvy, petite; no matter your physique, This Girl Can – Victoria thinks if you’re out there getting active, you’re awesome
  • More than three in five Australian women aren’t active enough to enjoy the health benefits. This Girl Can – Victoria features everyday Victorian women of all shapes, sizes, backgrounds and abilities to show that you can get out there and get active too.
  • We want all women & girls to get out there and share their story getting active


Gippy Girls Can

  • Through funding received from the Latrobe Health Innovation Zone, GippSport will be delivering a range of sport & recreation opportunities for women & girls.
  • Initial launch activities include:
    • Rock Up Netball – a social, fun, and non traditional way to play netball with Netball Victoria
    • Stretch & flex – Mum’s & bub’s gymnastics with Energetic Gymnastics Club
    • Soccer mums – a social fun format of soccer with Monash Soccer Club
    • Coasting Stand Up Paddleboarding… in Latrobe Leisure indoor pools!

GippSport will be seeking to work with the community to increase opportunities for women and girls to participate in a range of sports and active recreation options throughout the campaign.

  • We are encouraging women & girls from across Gippsland, but particularly from the Latrobe Valley to celebrate getting active through our social channels:
  • The campaign is not about skill, level, shape or size, its about getting out there and having a go. Join a global movement of women supporting women to get active with This Girl Can – Victoria and Gippy Girls Can.
  • The Latrobe Valley amplification is the only regional amplification of this campaign across the state.
  • Whilst initially Latrobe City focused, from July 1 2018 the Gippy Girls Can campaign will be across the whole Gippsland region in partnership with VicHealth.
  • We are proud to partner with Latrobe City Council & Latrobe Leisure as part of their All Access weekend, where access to the Leisure centre and all activities will be provided to the community free of charge.

Launch Event Details

Where: Latrobe Leisure Morwell, 25 McDonald St, Morwell.

When: Saturday 21 April

Formalities & Launch: 2:00pm-2:30pm in the group fitness room


#ThisGirlCanVIC & #GippyGIrlsCan activities

  • Rock Up Netball: 12:30pm Saturday & Sunday
  • Coasting SUP: 3:00pm Saturday only
  • Soccer Mums: 2:30pm Saturday & 10:30am Sunday
  • Aqua fit: 11:00am Sunday

AFL Victoria Energy Safe Victoria Canteen Grant program

The Energy Safe Victoria (ESV) Canteen Grant program supports clubs to be more energy safe in their operations and increase awareness of energy safety issues at the community level. The program is made possible through a partnership with AFL Victoria. It promotes both energy safety awareness and the growth of community football.

The ESV Canteen Grant program will provide funds up to a maximum limit of $1,000 per application for the purchase of new or replacement electrical or gas appliances.

Who Can Apply?
Clubs competing in leagues affiliated with AFL Victoria are eligible to apply.

What type of equipment might be funded?

  • Grants can be used for equipment such as a pie warmer, urn or microwave or other small-scale appliance or
  • Funding could be used towards larger equipment such as a BBQ or fridge

The ESV Canteen Grant program will be open 3 April and concludes 13 May.

For more information visit –

Indigenous Round 2018 – Grants and Info Kit

It has been fantastic to see a range of sporting clubs take the opportunity to host Indigenous Rounds across Gippsland over the last few years, including Football, Netball, Basketball and even Pony Clubs.

Clubs involved have all reported many benefits and good news stories from their events.

With momentum growing around Indigenous Rounds, GippSport and Deadly Gippsland have developed an Information Kit and a small Grants program to assist clubs in 2018.

The Information and Resource Kit has been put together as a reflection of 2016 & 2017 events across Gippsland and includes contact details of clubs who held events last year.  The kit steps clubs through the process of considering an event, planning activities, engaging local community members, what clubs can do and where to find funding.

Click here to download the Information & Resource Kit 2018

The Grants program provides up to $500 to assist clubs with their events, specifically to include cultural ceremonies and activities.   Applications close on 18 May 2018.

Click here to download the GippSport Grant & Guidelines 2018
(Closes 18 May 2018)

* Clubs may also be able to apply for the NAIDOC Week funding – for more info click here (closes 3 April 2018)

You can also watch a selection of videos from 2017 events:

Indigenous Round Information Kit 2018
Indigenous Round Funds 2018

The World Game Facilities Fund -closes on 30 May 2018

The World Game Facilities Fund is a Victorian Government funding program that assists local football (soccer) clubs and organisations to upgrade existing or develop new facilities across metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria.

Latrobe Valley Authority – Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants

The Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants Program aims to strengthen and build robust, resilient, sustainable and inclusive sport and recreation organisations in the Latrobe Valley region.

Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) recognise the role sport and active recreation plays in contributing to an ‘Active & Healthy’ region and these grants aim to assist local clubs and organisations improve their effectiveness and efficiency, build capacity, and identifying opportunities for the future.

A key focus for these grants will be to encourage the sport and active recreation sector to increase the opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation in all aspects of their organisation, including players, coaches, administration and leadership.

Applications will be open for two rounds in 2018:

  • Round 1, Applications Open – 26 February 2018, Applications Close – 23 March 2018
  • Round 2, Applications Open – 17 September 2018, Applications Close – 19 October 2018

No late applications will be considered.

For more information about the Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants and how to apply:
Visit –
Or contact David Roberts on 0468 431 731 or email