NEW FUNDING RESPONDS TO HEALTH NEEDS IN DANDENONG
10 local organisations in Dandenong share more than $44,000 of VicHealth funding to support residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic to improve their health and wellbeing.
Local sporting clubs, Operation Newstart, St Kilda Gatehouse, and Casey City Council are among the organisations in Dandenong to receive a VicHealth Reimagining Health Grant. The grants provide funding to help locals build better social connections with each other and the community and provide greater opportunities for physical activity.
Member for Dandenong, Gabrielle Williams, said the funding will support those in the community who need it most.
“This much-needed funding from VicHealth will ensure local organisations can continue supporting our community to build back better from the impact of coronavirus.”
“Grass-roots organisations are the heart and soul of Dandenong and their efforts are key to helping us recover from this pandemic.”
VicHealth CEO Dr Sandro Demaio said community organisations play a vital role, now more than ever, in helping people connect and take care of their wellbeing.
“As we embrace the new COVID-normal, we’re committed to supporting Victorians to be more physically active, access healthy, affordable food and to socially connect,” Dr Demaio said.
“These grants will help more Victorians enjoy better health and wellbeing through the direct support of their local clubs, organisations and community groups.”
Grant recipients in Dandenong include:
|Operation Newstart Inc.||Web-based digital mental and physical health platform||$10,000|
|St Kilda Gatehouse||Safe space for sexually exploited women 12-25||$2,400|
|Buckley Ridges Cricket Club||Little Acorn Project for young cricketers||$2,700|
|Heads of State Ultimate Inc.||Indoor Ultimate Frisbee Program||$4,000|
|City Kings Basketball Association Incorporated||12 sets of uniforms, basketballs, and training equipment for South Sudanese Australian players||$3,000|
|Endeavour Hills Soccer Club||Establish a new girl’s soccer team||$3,000|
|Real Stallions Football Club||Subsidise equipment costs for low SES families||$3,000|
|Park Cubs Football Club||Pay for three qualified coaches who can assist in forming three new teams||$3,000|
|Casey City Council||Provide traditional Aboriginal dance workshops for 12 weeks, run by Aboriginal Women and Girls Doveton||$10,000|
|Borough Bulls Football Club||Pay for three qualified coaches who can assist in forming three new teams||$3,000|
For further information, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/reimagining-health-grants