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Russel Northe MLA:
VicHealth grants to boost female participation

Sporting clubs and organisations in the Morwell electorate are able to apply for up to $10,000 in funding from the latest round of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program.

By Portal Admin - 8th February 2017 - Back to News

Member for Morwell Russell Northe has encouraged local sporting clubs to apply for the funding which is available for equipment or programs that increase participation rates.

"This year the grants are targeted at clubs that can boost female participation rates, or introduce people into a sport by offering modified versions of the sport," he said.

"It is important we continue to open up avenues for more people to get involved in sport, especially females, and this needs to be demonstrated in the application process."

"Research shows that female participation in sport is still lower than male involvement, and for a number of reasons, women and girls can find it hard to reach the recommended 2.5 hours of moderate physical activity per week," Mr Northe said.

Mr Northe said two funding levels of up to $3,000 and $10,000 are available for eligible sporting clubs.

For more information, or to apply for a VicHealth grant, visit

The program closes on Friday 10 March 2017.

Media contact: 5133 9088


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