VicHealth recently awarded more than $650,000 to 270 successful clubs in Round One of the 2014–15 Active Club Grants. These grants tackle two major barriers that prevent people from taking part in sport and active recreation – cost and injury.  Many Gippsland clubs were successful, read on to see if your club was one of them.

36 Gippsland clubs were successful in receiving funding in the first round which included essential equipment like bats, racquets, uniforms and balls, and items to prevent or manage injuries, such as safety gear and first aid kits.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter commented,  “These grants, of up to $3,000 each, aim to make clubs safer and more accessible.”  Priority will be given to applications from clubs and organisations that can demonstrate how an Active Club Grant will increase opportunities for regular physical activity in their community.

“Sports and active recreation clubs are a great way to get involved in the community, meet new people and keep active for good health. We know from previous rounds that these grants encourage community members to try a new activity, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport,” Ms Rechter said.

Click Here to view list of successful Gippsland clubs.