Up to $5,000 is available from the Community Activation Grants to deliver events and forums that celebrate the role of women and girls and further gender equality.
Change Our Game Community Activation Grants
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants will support community sport and active recreation organisations to deliver events and forums that celebrate the role of women and girls and further gender equity in sport and active recreation.
Funding will increase the capacity of these events to empower communities to shine a spotlight on the achievements of women and girls in sport and recreation, and support cultural change toward gender equality.
The Change Our Game campaign is designed to increase the number of women and girls participating in sport and active recreation, from grassroots through to senior leadership roles.
The campaign supports implementation of the Inquiry’s nine recommendations. It focuses on developing and delivering practical actions that support the sport and active recreation sector to enhance participation of women and girls and to increase their engagement in leadership and governance roles.
Activation grants of up to $5,000 will be allocated to successful applicants.
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants are designed to support local initiatives. Favourable consideration will be given to projects that are supported by financial contributions from the applicant or other project partners in addition to the proposed grant amount.
Activities that will be funded are not limited to female-only events, but also include events that are open to the whole community (men and boys as well as women and girls).
The types of activities that could be funded include:
- networking events
- education sessions
- events that showcase achievements of women and girls in sport and active recreation, or showcase best practice in promoting gender equality
- community forums focused on sharing experiences and developing collaborative strategies.
Community organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs anywhere in Victoria may apply.
- be a non-government, not-for-profit organisation and be registered as an incorporated body at the time of application and for the project duration. If an applicant organisation is not registered as an incorporated body, it must arrange for a legally constituted organisation to manage the grant funds
- possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide a completed Australian Tax Office form (Statement by a supplier) so that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
- adhere to the Fair Play Code
- have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any previous or existing grants received from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Applications close 18 May 2018.