Innovation Challenge: Sport
VicHealth calls for out-of-the-box ideas to get people moving
Health promotion foundation VicHealth is challenging sports organisations and local councils to develop new ideas to get Victorians active with up to $450,000 in funding up for grabs for the most innovative concepts.
Physical activity, sport and walking: VicHealth’s Investment Plan (2014 to 2018)
To get more Victorians active including through sport and walking, VicHealth’s strategic approach focuses on making physical activity participation part of everyday living, and competitive and social sport.
Everyone Wins – Community sporting clubs
This version aims to assist Victorian community sports clubs to build healthier sporting environments that are more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in their community, particularly women, girls, Aboriginal people and people from culturally diverse communities.
Streets Ahead Evaluation Report 2008-2011
The final report of the three-year VicHealth project highlights the significant gains in awareness of active travel at local government levels and the strategies that helped reduce some barriers, and identifies the changes needed to reduce others.
Streets Ahead: Supporting children to get active in their neighbourhoods
Streets Ahead builds on the learnings from VicHealth’s Walking School Bus program. Inspiration and information for the councils and their communities who are pioneering Streets Ahead and supporting children to get active in their neighbourhoods.
Everyone Wins – State Sporting Associations (SSAs)
This version aims to assist SSAs to build healthier sporting environments that are more inclusive and welcoming of everyone in our community, particularly people with a disability, Indigenous Australians, people from culturally and linguistically diverse communities, and women and girls.
"How times have changed" - active transport literature review
There are many studies which report on how children get to and from school and negotiate their neighbourhoods, but very few explore in detail the cultural context in which children’s independent mobility has been curtailed. This paper by Dr Lisa Thomson moves beyond current modes of thinking and explores how this cultural shift has come about.
Physical activity and sport
Understanding barriers to sport participation
VicHealth identified specific segments where participation in sport remains problematic: those with a low income, people with a disability and new arrivals to Australia. This report provides a better understanding of the barriers to participation and ongoing involvement in sport.