Dimboola Sporting Club and Chunky Move Dimboola have each received $100,000 from the state government as part of a funding initiative aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of residents hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.
Dimboola Sporting Club will use the grant for equipment and expansion of its social netball program to meet rising demand.
Chunky Move is set to use its grant to work with Dimboola's recently formed First Languages and Arts Training Indigenous Corporation to run the First Nations youth dance in Dimboola and Horsham.
The three dance programs will offer quality contemporary dance training to youth in the 2021 school holidays, culminating in a public performance.
Hopetoun Bowls Club and Southern Mallee Giants Cricket Club will also share in funding from the state government.
The Southern Mallee Giants will receive $2897 for equipment required for members of a newly established entry-level team at the club.
Statewide, 460 individual organisations were offered a Reimagining Health grant to support communities' rebuild after the pandemic.
A total of $3.9 million was available as part of the grant.
Member for Northern Victoria Wendy Lovell said the much needed funding will allow grassroots organisations recover from the pandemic.
"Grassroots organisations are the heart and soul of the electorate and their efforts are key to helping us recover from the pandemic," Ms Lovell said.
VicHealth chief executive Dr Sandro Demaio said community organisations play a vital role in helping people connect and take care of their wellbeing.
"These grants will help more Victorians enjoy better health and wellbeing through the direct support of their local clubs, organisations and community groups," Dr Demaio said.
"As we embrace the new COVID-normal, we're committed to supporting Victorians to be more physically active, access healthy, affordable food and to social connect," Dr Demaio said.
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