Northern Victoria grassroots not-for-profit community sports groups and organisations can apply now for grants up to $10000 to promote diversity and inclusion in sport.
The Australian Sports Foundation’s Giving for Grassroots (G4G) Sport4Everyone program, supported by Australia Post, will award grants of between $2500 and $10000 to selected clubs or organisations that grow sport among all genders, cultures, abilities and ages.
Sports Foundation chief executive Patrick Walker said G4G could effect real change in community health and wellbeing in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia.
‘‘Our G4G grants have significant impact on sports communities where funding is most needed — at the grassroots level,’’Mr Walker said.
‘‘This G4G grant round provides communities with the opportunity to build partnerships regardless of age, sex, religion or ethnicity. Team work is taught on sports fields and is carried forward to all aspects of adult life.’’
Australia Post general manger marketing and community Andrea Pearman said the G4G Sport4Everyone program recognised that sport was a powerful tool and played an important role in building connections among people from different walks of life.
‘‘Australia Post is committed to contributing to more inclusive communities, where everyone feels they belong, are valued and respected regardless of background or ability,’’ Ms Pearman said.
‘‘Grassroots sport provides the platform to bring people together and build lasting friendships.’’
●G4G grant applications can be made at www.sportsfoundation.org.au
Entries close at 5pm on April 26.