Funding closed: Active Club Grants 2012-2013
Applications have closed. All applicants have been notified.
2012 - 13 Active Club Grant Recipients
Active Club Grant Terms and Conditions
Active Club Grant Funding Guidelines
VicHealth’s Active Club Grants provide funding support across Victoria to increase physical activity participation opportunities for those who are currently inactive or traditionally encounter barriers to participation. Through the provision of these grants, club/organisations are able to obtain sports injury prevention and management equipment, essential sporting equipment/items, volunteer and club training and portable sun shade.
If your application is successful at least one office bearer from your club/organisation is required to attend a free two hour information session. VicHealth in conjunction with Regional Sports Assemblies and Sports Medicine Australia-Victorian Branch will provide these sessions on how to create healthy club environments, including strategies to increase participation opportunities and help prevent sports injuries. These sessions also provide opportunities for networking.
VicHealth strongly encourages clubs/organisations to send more than one person to these sessions, for example another officer bearer, a coach or an active and interested member of the club/organisation.
All grant recipients are required to complete and keep a Certified Financial Statement for their records detailing what was purchased and the cost. VicHealth will contact a percentage of successful clubs in September 2013 requesting submission of these forms for auditing purposes. This document will be required to be signed by two office bearers of the club/organisation. Keep copies of all receipts relating to grant purchases.
Certified Financial Statement ProForma - Active Club Grants 12-13
- Why does VicHealth offer Active Club Grants?
- Why promote physical activity?
- Read VichHealth's physical acitivity publications
General Active Club Grant enquiries
(03) 9667 1308 FREE (03) 9667 1308
Why does VicHealth offere Active Club Grants?
Given the rising incidence of health problems linked to an inactive lifestyle such as type 2 diabetes and obesity, it is important to invest in initiatives that encourage people to get moving.
Active Clubs Grants aim to increase participation in sport and active recreation for underrepresented members of Victorian communities by:
- Improving the safety of sport and active recreation environments to address fear of injury as a barrier to physical activity participation
- Overcoming cost barriers associated with the purchase of essential equipment
- Supporting skill development and club training for volunteers to allow teams and groups to participate in physical activity
Local sport and active recreation clubs/organisations are a great way for people to get involved in their community, meet new friends and keep active for good health.
Participating in sport and active recreation enhances physical health and has positive social and psychological effects, including increased self-esteem, development of life skills and decreased involvement in risky behaviours.