Media Releases

14
Dec

New VicHealth funding responds to health needs in Yan Yean electorate.

A local sports club in the Yan Yean electorate will receive $3,360.00 in VicHealth funding to support residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic to improve their health and wellbeing.

The Greensborough Hockey Club will receive a VicHealth Reimagining Health Grant to get kids under the age of 10 off their screens and playing hockey. Hockey is an expensive sport requiring the purchase of a stick, uniform and protective equipment. To make it more affordable, the funds will be used to buy uniforms to loan to the junior teams.

The Liberal Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell said the funding will support the community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“This much-needed funding from VicHealth will ensure the Greensborough Hockey Club can continue supporting our community to build back better from the impact of coronavirus,” Ms Lovell said.

“Grass-roots organisations are the heart and soul of the Yan Yean electorate 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.”

For further information, visit www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/funding/reimagining-health-grants.

 

Media Contact:  Jason Kelly         0413 103 240       jason.kelly@parliament.vic.gov.au  

 

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