Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP today announced that applications for the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program, is now open.
The Change Our Game initiative – which provides women and girls with opportunities to participate in grassroots sport and active recreation – highlights the Government’s commitment to creating gender equality across all levels of Victorian sport and active recreation.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible clubs and community groups.
In previous rounds, the program has so far enabled more than 70 community organisations to host events ranging from come-and-try days to community forums and educational sessions.
The grants are part of the $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.
Since 2014, the Government has invested more than $850 million to provide community sport and recreation infrastructure across Victoria, including female-friendly change rooms to improve access for women and girls.
Applications under the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program close on 25 October. For more information, visit: changeourgame.vic.gov.au
Quote attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“Sports and recreation clubs are the heart of community and they do such good work in bringing people together and allowing them to have fun and reach their full potential.”
“We’ve made a lot of progress in levelling the playing field for women and girls, and I encourage groups with good ideas to apply for support under the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.”
Quotes attributable to Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events, Hon. Martin Pakula
“Every Victorian deserves equal access to facilities and opportunity and we’re making sure women and girls have the support they need to change the game.”
“The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program is supporting grassroots sport and recreation clubs to take a lead role in giving women and girls a fair go.”
Quotes attributable to Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Director Dr Bridie O’Donnell
“The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program has been very popular since its introduction in 2018, creating opportunities and positive experiences for women and girls across the state.”