The Victorian Government has established a Latrobe Valley Community Facility Fund to support projects that will improve the amenity and liveability of the Latrobe Valley. In particular, projects that will bring people and jobs and improve the life of community members will be well regarded.
The aim of the Fund is to facilitate civic renewal that will help to make the Latrobe Valley a great place to live and work and to improve the health and wellbeing of those who live here
One of the funding streams – Active Latrobe Valley (Stream 4) – is relevant to sports clubs. This program stream will support projects designed to make communities a healthier place to live, concentrating on sport and recreation, including open space improvements for families, residents and visitors to enjoy. Supported projects may include (but are not limited to):
- Parks, playgrounds and passive recreational area development;
- Recreational precinct upgrades;
- Sporting facilities and precincts;
- Rail trails and walking tracks; and
- Bicycle paths.
Active Latrobe Valley will provide up to $1 million for projects under this stream.
Please note that all projects will be required to be endorsed/supported by the relevant Local Government Authority.
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If your community group, school, sporting club or charity organisation is looking for a healthier way to raise funds in 2017, Gippsland Water has the solution. Gippsland Water are selling bulk lots of cost price ‘Be Smart Choose Tap’ reusable water bottles.
Water bottles can be purchased at the cost price of $3.50 each (minimum order of 10), which you can then on-sell at a price you choose to help raise funds for your club.
Not only great for the environment, they are a healthy alternative to chocolates.
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New laws relating to the safety and protection of children, within sporting clubs, came into effect on the 1 January 2017.
The Child Safe Standards are a response to the 2012 Betrayal of Trust Inquiry and they apply to all sporting organisations that operate in Victoria and provide sporting services to anyone under the age of 18 years.
As this is legislation this is not an option for clubs, it is a must, and clubs must act to meet the Child Safe Standards requirements.
GippSport is running a number of workshops across Gippsland which will help clubs understand the seven Child Safe Standards and the actions that a club needs to take to implement them.
Details are as follows:
19 April – Sale (Gippsland Regional Sports Complex)
1 May – Inverloch (Inverloch Community Hub)
3 May – Bairnsdale (Boolarumah Function Room, Bairnsdale City Oval)
8 May – Traralgon (Traralgon Tennis Club)
10 May – Warragul (Warragul Country Club)
All sessions run between 6.00pm and 8.00pm. For more details, and to book a spot, please click here and scroll down to the relevant session or call our head office on 51358335.
Small Grants for Rural Communities is the longest running and broadest program FRRR offers, opening twice per year.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available for projects and activities that offer clear public benefit for communities in rural, regional or remote Australia. Priority is given to communities of 10,000 or fewer. Projects should address one of the following points:
- Strong Leadership & Community Capacity: Investing and developing leadership, skills and capacity of individuals and organisations, enhancing inclusion and strengthening culture.
- Sustainable Community Infrastructure: Projects focusing on improving local infrastructure, creating places which enable communities to connect and grow their identity.
- Equitable Access to Opportunities: Ensuring equitable access to quality services and opportunities in the areas of culture, arts, education, health, wellbeing, communications, transport, food and the environment.
- Vibrant Local Economies: Projects that enhance a sustainable economy, providing jobs, growth and wealth for the community.
Grant closes 27 September 2017.
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During school terms 1 and 2 this year, Sale Tennis Club is looking to deliver weekly Cardio Tennis sessions on Wednesday mornings, at 9.30am. These sessions are designed for female participants and their pre-school children who can participate in a Hot Shots session which will be running at the same time.
Cardio Tennis is low impact and easy to participate in, regardless of tennis ability. It features fun fitness activities using a racquet and ball. Women of all ages are welcome and they don’t need to have had any prior tennis experience.
For more details, and to register, please call Mick Mullen on 0409 651556
On behalf of the Board and staff members at GippSport we would like to wish all our sporting clubs, partners and key stakeholders and their families a safe and happy Christmas.
We have had a fantastic year supporting our hard working community sporting club administrators to increase their capacity and capabilities.
If there is anything we can do to assist and support your club please contact one of our Program Coordinators based in Bairnsdale, Sale, Inverloch or Newborough.
After a stint of parental leave Jaquie Nethercote (GippSport East Gippsland Program Coordinator) will return to our Bairnsdale City Oval office on Monday 23 January. Jaquie will be working four days a week and we welcome her back. This means that Matt Ogilvie will be moving on again. We wish Matt all the best and thank him for his contribution to GippSport.
GIPPSPORT STRATEGIC PLAN 2015-19
TO BE THE REGIONAL LEADER OF SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION IN GIPPSLAND
GIPPSPORT WILL ADVANCE THE SPORT AND RECREATION COMMUNITY BY SUPPORTING PARTICIPATION IN SPORT AND ACTIVE RECREATION AND INCREASING THE CAPACITY OF SPORT TO BUILD A HEALTHY, ACTIVE AND INCLUSIVE GIPPSLAND
GIPPSPORT HAS IDENTIFIED AND STATED CLEAR OBJECTIVES IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:
- SPORT CAPACITY
- PARTICIPATION AND INCLUSION
- HEALTH AND COMMUNITY
- LEADERSHIP AND EXCELLENCE
INCLUSION ACCESS EQUITY TRUST RESPECT HONESTY
Barry Switzer Executive Officer GippSport December 2016