THE Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly will receive $3500 to host a gathering for Year 7 and Year 8 girls from across 14 schools in five shires to promote getting active.
The Wimmera Active Girls Brunch includes a half day program that encourages participation in physical activity and active recreation.
Victorian Member for Wester Victoria Jaala Pulford made the announcement on Friday, June 4.
"Congratulations to the Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly on their successful application to host the Wimmera Active Girls brunch," she said.
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"I look forward to seeing more women and girls in our community get active and involved in grassroots sport."
The Horsham based organisation was one of 86 community sport and recreation organisations to receive a Change Our Community Activation Grant.
The Wimmera Regional Sports Assembly is a volunteer based organisation established to support the growth, development and promotion of sport and recreation at the grass roots level.
Over $430,000 worth of funding was given to Victorian organisations to help level the playing field for women and girls.
This round offered three streams of funding to support clubs in driving participation, providing organisational training and development, and to showcase women and girls' achievements.
Director of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation Sarah Styles said the amount of grant applications shows the need to support girls and women in sport.
"The record-breaking demand for the Change Our Game Community Activation Grants is some of the strongest evidence yet of the wholesale support for gender equality in community sport across Victoria," she said.
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