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:
- - Albury, Wodonga & Districts Car Club
- - Big Issue Australia
- - Black Dragon Taekwondo
- - Donald Branch of the Victorian Field & Game Association
- - Doncaster Baseball Club
- - Geelong Cats Football Club / Deakin
- - Hawthorn Cycling Club
- - Melbourne Ice Women
- - Metropolitan Clay Target Club
- - Mitcham Junior Football CLub
- - Mount Martha Yacht Club
- - Nathalia Little Athletics Club
- - Oakleigh Tennis Club
- - Orbost Pony Club
- - Pakenham Golf Club
- - Parkdale Gift
- - Romsey Junior Football & Netball Club
- - Royal Yacht Club of Victoria
- - Sisters in Strength
- - Somerville Junior Football Club
- - West Coburg Red Backs Softball Club
- - Westgate Basketball Association
- - YMCA Community Programming