Community sporting and recreation organisations across Western Victoria will benefit from further funding to help level the playing field for women and girls, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government’s Change Our Game initiative.
Labor Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney today welcomed the announcement that four Western Victorian clubs would receive funding under the grants program. Locally, recipients include:
|Pomborneit Cricket Club||The Pomborneit Cricket Club in conjunction with Cricket Victoria and Geelong Women’s Cricket Club plan to conduct an all girls cricket come and try day. Engaging with five local primary schools, they will provide transportation to and from the Pomborneit Recreation Reserve for girls in grades 2 – 6 to attend a fun and engaging cricket clinic.||$5000|
|Anglesea Surf Lifesaving Club Inc.||Increasing female participation & leadership at Angelsea SLSC.||$2000|
|Terang Mortlake Football Netball Club Inc||Terang Mortlake Female Football Promotion to be held on Friday 16 July & Sunday 18 July||$5000|
|Warrnambool Tri Club||Killarney Super Triathlon Weekend – Events will include an All Abilities tri and a suite of events that coincide with International Women’s Day/This Girl Can week that specifically celebrates women’s participation||$3000|
86 organisations across the state have been successful in receiving a Change Our Game Community Activation Grant, funding more than $430,000 worth of grants.
Applications for this round broke Change Our Game records with more than $1.1milion worth of submissions registered, reinforcing the demand in providing programs that celebrate and showcase women and girls in all levels of sport and recreation.
This round offered three streams of funding to support clubs in driving participation, providing organisational training and development, and to showcase women and girls’ achievements.
Successful grants in this round range from come-and-try days and leadership workshops, through to gala dinners and awards nights, all designed to inspire the next generation of leaders in sport and active recreation.
Since 2017, more than 380 Change Our Game grants have been awarded and this work will continue following the recent 2021-22 Victorian State budget announcement of $11.6 million to fund the continuation of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation.
For more information about the Change Our Game programs, visit www.changeourgame.vic.gov.au
Quote attributable to Member for Member for Western Victoria, Gayle Tierney
“Community sport and recreation clubs play such an important role in uniting our communities and driving positive social change.”
“I congratulate the Warrnambool Tri Club, Terang Mortlake Football and Netball Club, Anglesea Surf Life Saving Club and Pomborneit Cricket Club in securing this funding.
“The Change Our Game initiative is providing opportunities for women and girls throughout Western Victoria to participate and lead on and off the field.”
Quotes attributable to Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, Sarah Styles
“The record-breaking demand for the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants is some of the strongest evidence yet of the wholesale support for gender equality in community sport across Victoria.”