Successful Community Activation Grants Applicants Announced

A further 115 organisations across the sport and active recreation sector are set to benefit from the 2021-22 Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program.

The program offers grants of up to $10,000 for initiatives that increase membership, improve culture and build safe and welcoming environments for women and girls through community sport.

The Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Sarah Styles, said, “Change Our Game is changing the environment for women and girls in sport and recreation. As we all look to return to the pitch, court, ground and everything in between, it’s never been more important for all clubs to be considering how they build a truly equal environment on and off the field."

Since its inception in 2018, more than 350 grants have been provided to hold events like ‘Come and Try’ days to community forums and educational sessions. The grants are part of the Government’s $18.8 million investment in the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation and the Change Our Game initiative.

These grants aim to support clubs and organisations to promote gender equality in community sport, however The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation is also improving participation in sport and active recreation for women and girls, empowering women to take on leadership positions and supporting clubs to gain relevant skills and knowledge of gender equality practices.

Successful recipient, Badminton Geelong will use its grant to engage with recent migrants in the community to foster new social connections and boost female participation.

Badminton Geelong Treasurer, Julie McDonald, said, “We’re looking forward to welcoming women who have recently migrated to Australia, into our badminton community, with this grant to help them learn new skills and make new friends.”

The Member for Geelong, Christine Couzens, said, “This is the perfect opportunity for clubs to drive change and build a truly equal environment on and off the field, and I look forward to seeing community connections grow at Badminton Geelong.”

The full list of successful applicants is below:

AFL Barwon Commission Ltd.

Ferntree Gully Eagles Football & Netball Club (junior division)

Paddle Victoria Marathon Committee

Albert Park Yacht Club Incorporated

Fishermans Bend Gymnastics Club

Parkside Netball Club

Ashburton United Soccer Club

Fitzroy Stars Football and Netball Club

Phillip Island Boardriders Club Inc

Aspendale Gardens Community Service Inc

Football Victoria Inc.

Plenty Valley Cricket Club

Badminton Geelong Inc

Footscray Hockey Club Inc

Portsea Surf Life Saving Club Limited

Badminton Victoria

Geelong Regional Football Committee auspiced by Football (Soccer) Victoria (FV)

Queenscliff Cruisng Yacht Club Inc

Ballarat and District Soccer Association Inc

Gippsland Australian Football Commission

Red Hill Riders Mountain Bike Club

Ballarat City Rowing Club

Gippsland Soccer League Inc

Reservoir Sporting Club

Bamawm Lockington United Cricket Club

Gridiron Victoria

Royal Geelong Yacht Club Inc

Baseball Victoria

Healesville District Soccer Club

Sale Netball Association

Beaufort Gliding Club Inc

Heatherdale Cricket Club

Sandringham Life Saving Club

Benalla Golf Club Incorporated

Heathmont Football Netball Club Inc

Softball Victoria

Bendigo Amateur Soccer League Incorporated

Heights Netball Club

South Melbourne District Sports Club

Bendigo Yacht Club

Helping Hoops

South West Victorian Football Incorporated

Birchip Neighbourhood House Inc

Hobsons Bay Yacht Club Incorporated

Southern Lights Ice Hockey Club

Birchip Watchem Netball Club

Huntingdale Golf Club

Springvale Districts Football Club Inc

Blackburn Cycling Club

Kilmore Broadford Netball Association Inc

St Kilda City Football Netball Club

Blackburn Football Club Inc

Kyneton Football Netball Club

St Mary's Senior Football Club

Bonnie Doon Football and Netball Club

La Trobe University Mountaineering Club Inc

Surfing Victoria Inc

Boolarra Football Netball Club Inc

Lake Boga Sports Club

Swell Mamas Inc

Brierly Christ Church Cricket Club

Latrobe valley soccer league

Table Tennis Victoria Inc

Broadmeadows Sporting Club

Life Saving Victoria (LSV)

Tallygaroopna Football & Netball Club

Burnt Bridge Tennis Club Inc

Lysterfield District Trail Riders

Timboon Golf Club Incorporated

Calisthenics Victoria Inc

Maccabi Hockey Club Inc

Victorian Amateur Football Association

Cardinia Shire Council

Maccabi Victoria Inc

Vida Tennis

Carrum Bowling Club

Manningham City Council

Viewbank Tennis Club Inc

Cheltenham Panthers Netball Club

Maroondah Volleyball

Warrnambool Kart Club

City in the Community

Marysville Community Golf and Bowls Club Inc

Werribee Football Club Limited

Cobram Barooga Canoe Club Inc

McKinnon Basketball Association

West Lalor Tennis Club

Coburg Tennis Club Inc

Melbourne Social Soccer

Western Beaches Outrigger Canoe Club

Cowes Yacht Club Incorporated

Melbourne University Football Club

Whitehorse Canoe Club

Dandenong City Soccer Club

Mordialloc Community Centre Inc

Wodonga Diamonds Soccer Club Inc

Deaf Sports Australia

Mornington District Basketball

Association Inc.

Wyndham Ultimate

East Belmont Cricket Club

Mountain Tigers Basketball Club

Wyndham Victory Netball Club

East Framlingham Golf Club

Nestles Rowing Club

Yallourn Yallourn North Football Netball Club

Eastern Sirens Synchronized Swimming Inc.

Nichols Point Soccer Club

Yarra Valley Hockey Club

Edinburgh Cricket Club Inc

Nillumbik Shire Council

Yarrambat Horse and Pony Club Inc

Edithvale Aspendale Junior Football Club

Noble Park Netball Club


Fawkner Netball Club Inc.

Ocean Grove Surf Life Saving Club



Wednesday 18 May, 2022

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