Bowls clubs rewarded by VicHealth
Eighteen Bowls Victoria-affiliated bowls clubs have received more than $60,000 from VicHealth in the latest round of Active Club Grants.
Vermont South Club’s bowls section received a maximum $10,000 grant from VicHealth – the Victorian Health Promotion Foundation – to fund participation in social or modified forms of the sport.
Seventeen other clubs received $3,000 grants – either to boost female participation in sport or to fund social or modified participation.
VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter pointed to Jack Attack – a modified short form version of bowls – as one of the exciting new programs and innovative ideas which has won funding for many bowls clubs.
“Our research shows many Victorians are not fitting the recommended amount of moderate physical activity into their week,” she says.
“Physical activity participation rates are down because of a lack of suitable opportunities and difficulty choosing physical activity over other commitments like family, education and work.
“With these Active Club Grants, VicHealth is helping Victoria’s local sport clubs provide a wider range of opportunities for everyone to get active, regardless of ability.”
Victorian Minister for Health Jill Hennessy says: “We want everyone to get active and embrace a healthy lifestyle, no matter what age or ability.
“Congratulations to all of our grassroots clubs who have won this grant to get more people moving and involved in new and fun social ways of playing sport.
“For too long female sport participation rates have been lower than males. We’re fixing that, creating more opportunities for women and girls to play sport and building the world-class facilities they deserve,” Ms Hennessy says.
Bowls Victoria-affiliated bowls clubs are able to apply for each round of Active Club Grants, available through Bowls Victoria’s funding partner VicHealth.
Applications for the second round of 2016-17 VicHealth Active Club Grants open on February 1, 2017.
Active Club Grant recipients – bowls
Vermont South Club
Narre Warren BC
Full list of VicHealth grant recipients in all sports