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Uniting communities through sport and recreation

Published: 31 August 2023

The Victorian Government is backing even more sport and recreation initiatives that increase inclusive participation opportunities and create safe spaces for all.

Basketball match in progress

The Government today announced funding of more than $14.5 million to support over 100 projects through the latest round of the Together More Active program.

Uniting people through sport, the program is aimed at encouraging community members to participate in local sport and recreation activities, helping organisations increase local memberships, build a skilled workforce and develop a safe, resilient and inclusive sector.

Successful recipients include CMSport, which will develop a strategy aimed at reducing incidents of racism in community sport, through a partnership with Koorie Heritage Trust and seven Victorian State Sporting Associations.

Basketball Victoria will deliver the Free Throws program for women and gender-diverse people who want to learn all the basics of shooting hoops in a free, flexible and welcoming environment.

‘With funding from the Together More Active program, we aim to upskill and educate the basketball community on the importance of gender equity,’ said General Manager David Huxtable.

‘This will include teaching about the impact it has on health and wellbeing, and the role basketball associations and clubs can play in promoting equity, both on and off the court,’ he added.

Meanwhile, funding to Disability Sport and Recreation Victoria will enhance the capability of local governments to deliver more opportunities for people of all abilities.

The Together More Active program is part of the Victorian Government’s Active Victoria strategy, that aims to create positive impacts on local communities through sport and recreation.

For the latest information about the program and a list of successful grant recipients, visit Together More Active.

Page last updated: 08 Jun 2024
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