Media Releases

Funding boost to get more people active

December 10, 2015

Sports and active recreation clubs throughout Shepparton District will receive funding totalling $18,430 as part of the first round of VicHealth’s 2015-16 Active Club Grants program.

Member for Shepparton District Suzanna Sheed said the grants aimed to increase or maintain participation in physical activity by funding essential equipment such as bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls.

“These grants aim to make clubs safer and more accessible,” Ms Sheed said.

“This funding will help more people in our community get the recommended 2.5 hours per week of moderate physical activity.

“As well as the physical benefits of preventing illnesses, getting active helps maintain mental wellbeing, keeping us alert and resilient against the stresses of modern life.

“Research also shows that sport builds community pride and loyalty and offers people the chance to get involved, providing them with a positive sense of self-worth.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said VicHealth was proud to continue to support local sporting organisations, particularly in more disadvantaged areas of Victoria.

“VicHealth is committed to addressing the rising obesity levels in Victoria and as part of this, we want to make physical activity participation part of everyday living,” Ms Rechter said.

“Sports and active recreation clubs are a terrific way to get involved in the community, meet new people and keep active for good health.

“Previous rounds have shown us that these grants encourage people to try new activities, support them to join their local club or continue playing their favourite sport.”

Organisation

Amount

Mooroopna Cricket Club Inc

 $9,680.00

Ardmona Football/Netball Club

 $2,750.00

Central Park St Brendans Cricket Club

 $3,000.00

Tatura Netball Association

 $3,000.00

Total for Shepparton District

$18,430.00

For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub

Click here for a pdf



Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.