Applications are now open for the second round of the Andrews Labor Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.
The program, now in its third year, supports the delivery of sector initiatives that bring together communities – to showcase and celebrate the role of women and girls and further gender equality through sport and active recreation.
Member for Northern Victoria, Mark Gepp MP welcomed the next round of funding and said that local sports and active recreation clubs are encouraged to identify events and initiatives that promote gender equality and apply.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to eligible clubs and community groups across Victoria to establish more opportunities for women and girls at a grassroots level to participate and lead, both on and off the field.
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program highlights the Labor Government’s ongoing commitment to gender equality across all levels of the Victorian sport and recreation sector.
To date, the program has enabled more than 95 community sport and recreation organisations to host events ranging from come-and-try days to community forums and educational sessions.
The grants are part of the broader $7.2 million Change Our Game initiative aimed at levelling the playing field for women and girls in sport and recreation.
For more information about the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program visit: www.changeourgame.vic.gov.au
Quotes attributable to Mark Gepp MP, Member for Northern Victoria
“We’re levelling the playing field for women and girls through sport and active recreational activities.”
“Women and girls continue to lead from the front, and we want to see even more across Northern Victoria to apply for these grants to take their initiatives to the next level.”
Quote attributable to Director, Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Dr Bridie O’Donnell
“The Change Our Game Community Activation Grant program has been very popular since its introduction in 2018. I encourage community level organisations across the state to create opportunities and positive experiences for women and girls wanting to get involved in sport and recreation both on and off the pitch.”