New grants to help local sports score more goals

Grassroots sports clubs across the state can now apply for a share in around $500,000 in VicHealth funding to get more Victorians active and playing sport.

Vichealth Active Club Grants of up to $3,000 or $10,000 are available to help local clubs capitalise on the huge demand in the community for women’s sport by creating new women and girls’ teams. The funding can also be used by clubs to offer social sport programs, such as modified sports for people with disability or beginners’ teams.

Grants focus on two areas:

  1. Increasing female participation opportunities
  2. Supporting social and modified sport programs for less active Victorians.

Clubs applying for Active Club Grants funding can also request an additional $2,000 grant to promote VicHealth’s This Girl Can – Victoria campaign to encourage women in their local community to get active.

Clubs can apply for Active Club Grants through the VicHealth website before 4pm on Friday, 30 August 2019. For further information and to apply visit

If you’d like ideas for a program, support to apply for the grant or advice on putting a program together, please contact Sport North East.

Checklist for Gender Equality

How does your club fare?

Sport North East is seeking out clubs interested in increasing awareness of gender equality within their community.

VicHealth has developed a Checklist for Gender Equality as an opt-in project for all sporting organisations within the Alpine, Indigo, Towong, Wangaratta & Wodonga shires.

By completing this short questionnaire, clubs will have tailored guidance to create small positives towards gender equality through low to no-cost and simple to implement changes.

Click here to complete the Check for Gender Equality, for more information click here, or contact Rhiannon Froude at Sport North East on 03 5721 0249.

Expressions of Interest for Women in Sport Leadership

Learn Support Lead: activating female leaders in sport mentoring and leadership program is now closed. The 2019/2020 program will be commencing late August with our first session in Yackandandah.

This program covers a variety of relevant topics such as club culture, leadership styles, governance and strategic planning, verbal communication, and developing high performing teams.

This program is open to women from all sporting codes that are wanting to build and develop their leadership skills.