Applications are now open for the first round of the Victorian Government’s 2019-20 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.
The popular program supports the delivery of sector initiatives that bring together communities to showcase women and girls and further gender equality through sport and active recreation.
Grants of up to $5,000 are available to eligible clubs and community groups across Victoria to establish more opportunities for women and girls at the grassroots level to participate and lead both on and off the field.
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program highlights the State Government’s commitment to further gender equality across all levels of the Victorian sport and active recreation sector.
To date, the program has enabled more than 70 community sport and recreation organisations to host events ranging from come-and-try days to community forums and educational sessions.
Director Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Dr Bridie O'Donnell encouraged local sport and active recreation clubs are encouraged to identify events and initiatives they can deliver to promote gender equality.
“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.” Dr O'Donnell said.
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.