December 17, 2015

HEALTHY WINDFALL FOR LOCAL SPORTING CLUBS

Local sporting clubs are the big winners sharing in over $35,000 from the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program.

Member for Buninyong, Geoff Howard and Member for Wendouree, Sharon Knight, visited Sebastopol Football/Netball Club to celebrate the funding, which will help local clubs to purchase new uniforms, sporting and safety equipment.

Grants of up to $3,000 and for the first time, up to $10,000, are available for local clubs in the 2015-16 funding rounds.

In total, 263 Victorian clubs will receive grants as part of this round of the VicHealth Active Club Grants program, totalling $746,000.

The VicHealth Active Club Grants program puts up to $1.5 million each year towards helping communities get more physically active.

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to

www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Quotes attributable to Geoff Howard MP:

“VicHealth is committed to promoting good health in our community and preventing chronic disease.”

“Prevention is the key to living a healthy and happy life, with regular physical activity one of the most effective ways to achieving a healthy lifestyle.”

“The Andrews Labor Government recognises the important role local sporting clubs play by increasing physical activity and helping communities stay connected.”

Quotes attributable to Sharon Knight MP:

“It’s great to see that so many local clubs will benefit from these grants that will provide a range of sporting equipment from cricket gear and uniforms through to safety and first aid equipment.”

“These grants are fantastic because they encourage more sport and recreation activity.”