VicHealth Active Club Grants

Help your local community club to get more Victorians active with VicHealth’s latest Active Club Grants! Around $500,000 in funding is available to help grow grassroots women and girls’ sport and social sport programs.

VicHealth is inviting community sport clubs to apply for an Active Club Grant. Grants for sporting clubs provide up to $3000 or $10,000 to increase participation opportunities for Victorians in community sport (excluding GST). Hundreds of clubs have already received an Active Club Grant and are doing fantastic things with their sporting club funding, helping their communities by getting more people active. Applications close on Friday, 8 March 2019.

Applications are open until 8 March 2019. Click here for all the details.

You can contact Sport North East for assistance with grant applications.

Learn Clay Target Shooting

Want to try a sport that is flexible, fun to learn and you can do with friends or on your own? Give clay target shooting a go.

The Wangaratta Clay Target Club is inviting women and girls (12 years and over) to learn clay target shooting on Tuesday evenings at 5:30pm-7pm from 5 February 2019 to 12 March 2019.

It costs just $17 to participate each week. You need to wear closed toe shoes and some eye protection (sunglasses or cheap safety glasses are fine). The club will supply everything else, including guns, ammunition, targets and ear plugs (or you can bring along your own ear muffs).

Register here and we’ll see you there.

This program is supported by VicHealth’s Regional Sport Program.

Victorian Sport Awards

Sport North East’s Learn Support Lead: activating female leaders in sport program has been named as a finalist in the Victorian Sport Awards. It has been nominated in the VicHealth Victorian Sport Development Initiative of the Year category. This award recognises outstanding community sporting initiatives that have been delivered successfully and benefited the local community.

Learn Support Lead is a leadership program designed to activate the untapped skills and experience of local women in north east Victoria. Initiated in 2017, the 12 month program brings together established and emerging female sporting club leaders with local leadership experts for monthly leadership workshops.

The mentor-mentee relationship between the established and emerging leaders has created a strong, supportive and growing network of female leaders across the region to share experiences, knowledge and ideas. Women representing 29 sporting clubs across 12 sports have participated in the program so far.

Winners will be announced on Wednesday, 20 February 2019.