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Change The Game: Grassroots Grants Promoting Equality

Change The Game: Grassroots Grants Promoting Equality

The Andrews Labor Government today announced clubs around the state are eligible to once again apply for a grant, in a bid to boost the number of females in grassroot sports.

Sport and recreational clubs that are promoting and nurturing opportunities for females on and off the field are able to apply for the grant of $10,000.

The Change Our Game Community Action Grants Program, is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing bid to closing the gap in gender equality within all level of sports and recreation.

Since its creation in 2018, the Grant has been awarded 242 times to help these clubs rise awareness through, free-trials, forums and educational session to encourage more female involvement.

One of the notable uses of the grant came from the Birchip Neighbourhood House, who used the grant to create a community program that hosts events respectfully and safely.

Birchip Neighbourhood house manager, Simone Christie said, “The greatest benefit of this grant has been to see the commitment from sporting clubs and several community groups about making sport and leadership more inclusive while addressing the barriers and stigmas that exist in rural communities collectively.”

The grants have been a massive part of the Government’s $18.8 million investment in the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation and the Change Our Game initiative.

Minister for Community Sport, Ros Spence said, “Grassroots sport plays a pivotal role driving positive social change and these grants are a fantastic opportunity for community clubs to showcase what women and girls can achieve both on and off the field.”

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