Active Club Grants open now

by Team BV

Could your bowls club do with some cash to help with social or modified forms of the game, or to boost female participation?

Our funding partner VicHealth can help. Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program for 2017-2018 is open from August 21, 2017, and closes on September 22. 

Grants of $3,000 and $10,000 are available to Bowls Victoria-affiliated clubs. 

Last year, VicHealth introduced an exciting new direction for Active Club Grants to get more people physically active through community sport, including two outcome areas: 


Outcome area 1: Female participation: 

Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers. 

There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level. 

VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives that will engage more women and girls in sport, including establishing new teams, programs or competitions specifically for women and girls. 


Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport: 

Many Victorians are looking for sport opportunities that fit within their lifestyle. Funding is available for clubs to establish a social or modified sport program for less active Victorians. 

Social sport includes flexible, social and less structured opportunities, with a focus on fun and social interaction. Modified sport includes making changes to sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people, and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience. 


Click here to apply now, or to find out further details about whether your club is eligible.