Member for Narracan, Gary Blackwood, has today congratulated local sport and recreation clubs who have been successful in receiving funding from the Victorian Governments Active Grants program.
Mr Blackwood said the grants would make a significant difference to local clubs who had been awarded funding.
‘Local sporting and recreation clubs are often reliant on volunteer support and these grants will help support those volunteers and recognise the important work they do,’ Mr Blackwood said.
‘Many of the clubs will put their grant towards essential equipment such as sporting goods or safety equipment as well as improvements to club facilities or grounds.
‘Sport and recreation clubs play a vital role in local community health and well-being and I congratulate those clubs who have been successful in applying for funding and encourage other clubs to apply in future rounds.’
The successful clubs awarded funding are;
- Trafalgar Bowls Club – $2,971;
- Gippsland Football Club Inc – 3,000;
- Warragul Scout Group – $1,405;
- Neerim District Pony Club – $2,607;
- Nar Nar Goon Pony Club – $2,583.76;
- Drouin Croquet Club – $1,637.46; and
- Longwarry Cricket Club – $1,860.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said it was important to support local sporting organisations.
‘Less than half of adult Australians are currently getting enough physical activity to benefit their health. Our goal at VicHealth is to get 300,000 more Victorians taking part in physical activity by 2023,’ Ms Rechter said.
‘In the last 10 years alone, VicHealth has provided more than $14 million to thousands of Victorian organisations through our Active Club Grants, providing more than one million club members with access safer and better-equipped clubs,” she said.
‘Sports and recreation clubs in the Narracan electorate are a great way for people to get more physically active, as well as make new friends. We know from previous rounds these grants encourage community members to try a new activity, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport.’
For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go towww.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub