The South West Women in Sport Leadership program will provide leadership training to 25 women who are currently involved in sporting clubs, local government or the broader sport sector.
A total of 23 community sporting organisations across the state are set to benefit from the second round of the Victorian Government’s Change Our Game Community Activation Grants.
Change Our Game Community Activation Grants are designed to support community sport and active recreation organisations to deliver events and forums that celebrate the role of women and girls and further gender equality at the local level.
This round saw many unique and high quality applications with some of the successful applications ranging from a street soccer program which aims to improve the health of homeless and disadvantaged women, to a taekwondo club using sport to help victims of domestic violence.
Programs such as the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants make sport more accessible, increase local participation and provide opportunities for all Victorians to play a leading role in their local sporting community.
The application process involved community sporting organisations outlining how they would empower their local community, celebrate achievements of women and girls, and support cultural change toward gender equality.
Successful applicants are: