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Profile Raising to Advance Gender Equality in Sport for Women and Girls Initiative
This initiative aims to increase the profile of women’s sport, improve attitudes towards gender equality in sport and promote participation for women and girls.Apply now
Creating New Participation Opportunity for Women and Girls
This program aims to get women to become more active through participation in sport.Apply now
VicHealth’s Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing Program* will create new opportunities for female participation in sport, increase the profile of females in sport while improving sports policy and practice to create inclusive environments for females.
Gender equality is a critical determinant of health and wellbeing. Females remain under-represented in sport – both on and off the field – in participation, media profile and leadership positions.
Sport provides a valuable setting to change social norms, culture and behaviour to advance gender equality. VicHealth’s focus on women in sport forms part of our overarching commitment to achieving gender equality across the community and building a culture of respect and non-violence.
For all of these reasons VicHealth is investing $7 million over three years (2017 to 2020) through the Active Women and Girls for Health and Wellbeing Program.
This VicHealth investment has three focus areas:
- Participation – to create new opportunities for women’s participation in sport, to engage those inactive and somewhat active women and girls to become more active
- Profile – to increase the profile of women’s sport, improve attitudes towards gender equality in sport and promote participation for women and girls
- Organisational Leadership – to improve sport policy and practice, to create welcoming and inclusive environments for women and girls
What’s on offer?
VicHealth is seeking applications from State Sporting Associations and/or National Sporting Organisations to create new opportunities for women’s participation in sport, to engage those less active women and girls to become more active. Total funding available is $3.6M over 3 years.
VicHealth is seeking applications from Elite Sporting Organisations, State Sporting Associations and National Sporting Organisations that can use their high profile, commitment to gender equality and extensive marketing reach and expertise to promote gender equality in sport. Successful applicants will also be required to promote related VicHealth campaigns. Total funding available is $3.3M over 3 years.
*This program was previously titled Changing Our Game – Advancing Gender Equality in Sport for Women and Girls Program