The State Sporting Association Participation Program 2011–14 (SSAPP) is a pilot program, administered by VicHealth in conjunction with 30 State Sporting Associations (SSAs).
The program aims to increase participation in community sport and active recreation, particularly among priority populations, such as:
- people with disabilities
- Indigenous Australians
- people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
- women and girls
The SSAPP recognises that sporting organisations can – and do already – play a significant role in tackling many major public health concerns. It takes a holistic approach to addressing issues of social connection through participation in sporting and active recreation groups and clubs.
The program enables SSAs to develop their organisations with the aim of creating safe, accessible, inclusive and equitable sporting environments for all in our community. This will equip sporting organisations to plan for future growth that incorporates priority populations as core participants.
The SSAPP aims to:
- bring about sustainable organisational change at a state and member level
- increase the participation of priority populations in community sport and recreation
- trial Everyone Wins to determine its effectiveness to increase participation among priority population groups