Grants of up to $200,000 will be available to support new and existing partnerships for clubs, leagues and associations to deliver violence prevention initiatives for players, coaches and volunteers.
The prevention strategies must be driven by the new Guidelines, which focus on working with young people to build safe and respectful cultures in sporting clubs to end attitudes that excuse or downplay violence including sexual violence.
This includes the development of gender equality action plans, gender equity and bystander action training – including how to call out disrespect and sexism.
Violence against women is serious and prevalent in our community but it is preventable. The Victorian Government is committed to ending this violence by addressing the underlying social conditions that allow it to occur.
Victorians love sport and community sport can play a crucial role in driving inclusion and equality – breaking down prejudice and fostering a common ground for everyone in the club room, on the field and in the stands.
The Government has invested $1.5 million in the development of the Guidelines, including pilot projects funded by the Office for Women and coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Applications for the grants open on Monday, 7 March and will close on Friday, 29 April 2022. For more information or to apply, visit Preventing Violence Through Sport Grants Program.