North East Clubs Receive Active Clubs Grants

VicHealth logoThree North East sporting clubs have been successful in receiving an Active Club Grant as part of VicHealths funding for community sporting clubs.

Wodonga Water Polo Club, Wodonga Bowling Club and Wangaratta Pony Club all received funding to provide more social, flexible and accessible sport programs as well as more opportunities for people from disadvantaged communities to take part in sport.

Minister for Health Jill Hennessy said the Active Club Grants program would help more Victorians become healthier and more physically active.

“We want to make sure that all Victorians – no matter your age, gender or ability have a chance to get active and enjoy a healthy lifestyle,” Minister Hennessy said.

“This funding will support our hardworking grassroots clubs get more people moving and involved in new, fun and social ways of playing sport.”

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said the grants were about making sport more accessible to everyone.

“We want to support Victoria’s grassroots sport clubs to provide a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get involved in, including people who wouldn’t normally have the chance to play sport,” Ms Rechter said.

“We want to give more people an opportunity to get moving in a fun and social environment which is why we’re funding more clubs to deliver social sport alongside their competitive teams.”

Read more here.

5-Day President Challenge

A lot of work is required to successfully manage a community sports club, and club Presidents know this all too well. One important task for all clubs is recruiting and retaining volunteers, and good volunteers are worth their weight in gold. With this in mind, the team at Sports Community have created the 5-Day President Challenge, which aims to assist community clubs to ingrain a culture of volunteering at community sports clubs.

If you are a President or member of a community sports club, and believe your club may benefit from this, you can visit the Sports Community website HERE for further information and to sign-up for the challenge. 

Active Wangaratta 2018

Rural City of WangarattaThe Rural City of Wangaratta’s Active Wangaratta Grants Program is now OPEN (applications close Friday 27th April 2018).



The Participation Program Grants aim to provide financial support to local community sporting clubs and organisations to develop new programs, activities and projects which overcome barriers to participation.  The goal if the program is to increase participation by young people.  Rural City of Wangaratta community sporting clubs and organisations can apply for grants up to $2,000.

To be eligible for consideration for an Active Wangaratta – Participation Program Grant, all applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • be a community group or an incorporated non-profit organisation;
  • have a current Australian bank account in the name of the community group or non-profit organisation;
  • have a community project that meets the Active Wangaratta Program outcomes; and,
  • submit a completed application form before the program closing date.

The Rural City of Wangaratta will assess each grant application on its individual merits together with the demonstrated potential benefits that the project objectives provide to the local community.

For Further information, guidelines and application click HERE.

Rural City of Wangaratta home page HERE.