Category Archives: News

Policy of the Month – September, 2020

September 10 2020, News

Our Policy of the Month for September is the Interacting with Children Guidlines! This week is National Child Protection Week. This year National Child Protection Week will celebrate its 30th year with the theme:  Putting children first… ‘Putting children first’ was front of mind when the National Child Protection Week campaign was launched in 1990, with […]

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Launch of New LGBTIQ+ Resources for Clubs

September 10 2020, News

Despite people who identify as LGBTIQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Intersex and Queer/Questioning) making up an estimated 11% of the Australian population, research shows that sport participation rates for the LGBTIQ+ community are amongst the lowest of any community group. To help clubs understand some of the barriers to participation for the LGBTIQ+ community, Proud […]

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R U OK DAY

September 9 2020, News

Community sports clubs are a great social connector. Under normal circumstances, they’re full of people we might see a couple times a week. We’d have a chat and a laugh as we train and play games together, and we might notice if someone seemed “a bit off”. But this year’s different… September 10th marks R […]

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“Draw” Your Neighbourhood these School Holidays

September 7 2020, News

South West Sport has partnered with Portland SEA Change, Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation, Hands Up Casterton, and Portland YMCA to bring a fun activity to south west Victoria over the September school holidays! Residents are being encouraged to download the free Strava app and track their movements around their neighbourhood, to see what creative “drawings” they […]

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Volunteering Victoria Supplementary Grants

September 4 2020, Grants, News

The Volunteering Victoria Supplementary Grants program provides funding to support the efforts of Victoria’s volunteers as well as to encourage and increase participation in volunteering by providing small amounts of money that organisations and community groups can use to help their volunteers. The intended outcome of the grants is to strengthen community functioning by increasing […]

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Active Kids Grants

September 4 2020, Grants, News

The Australian Sports Foundation Active Kids Grants are now open.    The Active Kids Grants aim to provide every child with the active childhood they deserve, by helping sporting clubs with additional funds for equipment to increase junior participation.   The grants will focus on volunteer run grassroots and community clubs with young members aged under 20, with priority given to […]

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