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VicHealth’s focus on advancing gender equality in sport
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 coverage and leadership positions. These inequalities send a damaging message, not just to our female athletes but to all women and to our society as a whole.
Sport provides a valuable setting to change social norms, attitudes and culture to advance gender equality. VicHealth has been proudly championing the important role women all over Victoria and Australia play in society, and in today’s context, in sports participation, leadership, management, media and as professional athletes.
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.
What is the VicHealth’s Advancing Gender Equality in Sport for Women and Girls: Female Participation in Sport Extension Program?
VicHealth is offering the six State Sporting Associations (SSAs) and National Sporting Organisation (NSO) currently funded through the existing VicHealth Changing the Game (CTG) program the opportunity to apply for funding to extend the reach and scale of their existing CTG programs and products for women and girls. Existing CTG programs and products will need to be tailored to engage one of the four female life stages
We want to work with sport organisations who can get thousands more females active through creating new participation opportunities that are specifically tailored to engage one of the four female segments
VicHealth will partner with a small number of SSAs and NSOs across either the new participation program and/or the CTG extension program who can help us make the greatest impact on increasing participation levels of less active females through sport in Victoria.
CTG sports can apply to extend existing CTG programs and products OR to create a new opportunity (visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/advancing-gender-equality/participation for details).
CTG sports cannot apply for both streams of funding