Sports and active recreation clubs across the country Victoria electorate will benefit from funding as part of the latest round of VicHealth’s Active Club Grants program, Member for Northern Victoria, Jaclyn Symes, announced today.


Grants of up to $3,000 and for the first time, up to $10,000, were available for local clubs in the first of two funding rounds for 2015-16.


Ms Symes said the grants will help local clubs reach out to new participants and fund items or equipment to help them improve safety.


In total, 263 Victorian clubs will receive grants as part of this round of the VicHealth Active Club Grants program, totalling $746,000.


The VicHealth Active Club Grants program puts up to $1.5 million each year towards helping communities get more physically active.


More than 8000 sporting clubs across Victoria have received Active Club Grants over the past 20 years and more than 1 million club members have been able to access safer and better equipped clubs with well-trained staff.


“Whether it’s essential equipment like bats, portable goals, uniforms and balls, or items to prevent or manage injuries, it’s great to see so many clubs across country Victoria, including my Electorate of Northern Victoria benefit from these grants,” Ms Symes said.


“These grants are fantastic because not only do they encourage more sports and recreation activity, they also provide that real sense of community that comes from being part of a local club.


“Local clubs provide a fun and sociable escape from the stresses of modern life, and can have a positive impact on a person’s sense of health and wellbeing,”


For more information about VicHealth’s Active Clubs Grants, go to www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub








Albury Wodonga Yacht Club $1,590.00 25 x Personal flotation devices
Upper Murray District Scout Group $2,000.00 4 x Canoes
Wodonga Hockey Club $3,000.00 10 x Hockey Sticks 12 x Masks Goalie Kits junior
Wodonga Saints Football & Netball Club Inc. $1,149.00 Junior and Senior Steden helmets
Yackandandah Bowling Club $3,000.00 6 x sets of bowls
Mansfield Tennis Association Inc $2,700.00 4 X tennis nets 2.6 drop 110 X 4 tennis ball in cans
Maroondah Adult Riding Club Inc. $2,900.00 1 x Portable Dressage Arena
Yarra Junction Bowling Club Inc. $2,200.00 4x sets of bowls
Yarra Junction Cricket Club Inc $2,172.00 12 x Cricket Helmets Training Aids-Videos, Rebound nets, Markers 12 x White Club playing shirts for team with Logo 1 cricket gear kit for girls
Avenel Tennis Club $1,219.98 2 X Table tennis tables
Benalla & District Gymnastic Club Inc. $2,828.70 Beatboard parallel Bar fill in mat Safety belt system
Benalla Bushrangers Cricket Club Inc $2,990.00 Playing uniforms
Benalla Croquet Club $2,981.00 5 X sets of Dawson International Croquet balls 1 x set of regulation hoops 4 x croquet mallets
Dhurringile Tennis Club Inc $2,936.00 x4 tennis nets 4x net winders 4x Centre Straps x1 Hart Group Tennis Kit x1 Hart Bucket of 100 Tennis Balls
Heathcote Bowling Club $3,000.00 10 sets of club bowls
Seymour & District Amateur Swimming Club $3,000.00 hand paddles stop watches short fins goggles
Tungamah Bowls Club Inc $2,825.00 7 x Jacks 6 x club bowls Modified Bowls – Junior Jack Attack 2 x Bowling Arms
Wangaratta Little Athletics Association $2,977.00 27 x safety hurdles
Wangaratta Small Bore Rifle Club $2,990.00 5 x Target Spotting Scope 5 x Target Spotting Scope Stand ‘sport specific’ 2 x Beginner Bench Rest Stands 2 x Beginner Bench Rest Rear bag
Ardmona Football/Netball Club $2,750.00 4 x netball goal post pads 10 footballs 10 netballs 2 x fist aid medical kit 10 x football shorts 10 x football socks
Central Park St Brendans Cricket Club $3,000.00 Club Uniforms for 4 Teams incl Juniors
Murchison Bowls Club Inc $2,796.00 7 x club bowls 6 x Jacks 12 x Mats
Tatura Netball Association $3,000.00 7 x Set of Goal Post Pads 8 x Size 4 Netballs 15 x Size 5 Netballs 3 x Sets of Bibs 15 x Umpire Whistles 20 x Rule Books 1 x comprehensive sports First Aid Kit
Mooroopna Cricket Club Inc $9,680 Junior Cricket Balls Senior Cricket Balls Junior club kits for each team