Friday 2nd February 2018
Leader of the Nationals and Member for Murray Plains Peter Walsh is urging local sports clubs to apply for a share of $400 000 worth of state government funding under the VicHealth Active Club grant program
Mr Walsh said grants of up to $10 000 were currently available to clubs looking to increase the participation of women and girls in sport or to provide more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport and physical activity.
“Getting involved with a sports club and undertaking physical activity has great social and health benefits for men and women” Mr Walsh said.
“These grants are designed to help our local clubs keep membership costs low and encourage everyone to get involved.
“Sporting clubs are crucial to maintaining community well-being and it’s important that we find ways to keep participation numbers high” he said.
Applications close 4pm on Friday 2 March 2018.
For more information or to lodge an application visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub or call (03) 9667 9028.
Sporting clubs wanting to apply for these grants can contact Mr Walsh’s office on 54822039 or email email@example.com to arrange a letter of support.