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
gippygirlscan.com is a calendar of activities that women & girls can get involved in for low or no cost.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The fund aims to support local football (soccer) clubs and organisations, with grants of up to $250,000 for projects such as lighting, pitch redevelopments, synthetic pitch developments and unisex accessible change rooms.
Football (soccer) projects that could be funded include, but are not limited to:
outdoor multi-sport playing surfaces – new and/or improved surfaces that increase use or safety
unisex accessible change rooms
outdoor sports lighting that improves participation opportunities and safety
projects that result in energy or water efficiency, such as warm season grass conversions.
Clubs and associations can apply for funding by submitting an Expression of Interest to their local council and this should be discussed and completed as soon as possible.
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