Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program for 2017-2018 opened on 21 August 2017 and closes on 22 September 2017.
Last year, VicHealth introduced an exciting new direction for Active Club Grants to get more people physically active through community sport, including two outcome areas:
Outcome area 1: Female participation:
- Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
- There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
- VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives that will engage more women and girls in sport, including establishing new teams, programs or competitions specifically for women and girls.
Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport:
- Many Victorians are looking for sport opportunities that fit within their lifestyle. Funding is available for clubs to establish a social or modified sport program for less active Victorians.
- Social sport includes flexible, social and less structured opportunities, with a focus on fun and social interaction. Modified sport includes making changes to sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people, and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience.
Clubs can apply online from 21 August at www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub
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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The Latrobe City Community Grants Program is now open, with grants available under the following categories:
- Community Minor Capital Works (up to $5000)
- Community Development (up to $2000)
- Community Events (up to $2000)
- Venue Hire (up to $500)
Applicants can find out more by attending a 1 hour info session
– Moe Service Centre and Library: Wed 19 July 1.30pm
– Traralgon Service Centre: Wed 19 July 6.30pm
– Corporate Headquarters, Morwell: Tue 25 July 11.30am
Applications close on Friday, 25 August 2017.
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events.
What types of activities might be funded?
Travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at a national championship or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials. Applications may be submitted for an individual athlete or team/squad.
Travel and accommodation costs for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete. For example an athlete that is regularly required to travel to train with a state squad, or a regional club that is required to travel to a number of other towns in order to compete in their local competition.
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The objective of the Stronger Communities Programme is to fund small capital projects which will deliver social benefits. The programme aims to improve local community participation, cohesion and contribute to vibrant and viable communities.
Expressions of Interest are now open for the next round of the Stronger Communities Program (SCP).
Local groups are asked to nominate their projects by completing an Expression of Interest form, which must be submitted by 5pm Monday July 31, 2017.
Grants are available between $2,500 and $20,000 for infrastructure projects which improve community participation and strengthen the fabric of our local communities. The SCP grants can only cover 50 percent of the total project cost; matching contributions can be in-kind or cash or funded through another government grant.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Darren Chester’s Traralgon office on 5174 1341 or download a #lovegippsland SCP Expression of Interest form : SCP2017.expressionofinterestform
For more information about the project guidelines and application process go to https://www.business.gov.au/assistance/stronger-communities-programme
Expressions of Interest due 31 July 2017; applications 28 September 2017
This program provides opportunities for Indigenous Athletes.
Funding: EITAAP funding is available to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only. Eligible sportspersons can apply for up to:
- a maximum of $1,000 per financial year for eligible national championships; and
- up to a maximum of $3,000 per financial year for eligible international competitions.
Applications are ongoing
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