New grants program to encourage physical activity in Indigo Shire

Published on 06 February 2019

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Indigo Shire Council has launched a new grants program in bid to get the community more active.

Mayor Bernard Gaffney said the Get Active Indigo grants program will put $30,000 towards a diverse range of recreation activities and programs across the shire.

“Twenty per cent of Indigo Shire residents over the age 15 in report that they do no physical activity at all, and we want to try and change this.”

“The Get Active Indigo grant program was created following recommendations made in the Active Indigo Recreation Plan, to better meet the needs of residents through a program-based approach to improving participation on physical activity.”

“Indigo Shire is home to a great number of sporting clubs, committees and community groups and we're looking forward to seeing some new and innovative ideas come to fruition through these grants. We hope applicants will think outside the box,” said Cr Gaffney.

A total of $30,000 is available as part of the Get Active Indigo grants program, with a maximum of $5000 for each project. All applicants are encouraged to either get in touch to discuss their application or come to a drop-in session:

  • Beechworth Library, Tuesday 5 February 4:30 to 6pm
  • Chiltern Library, Wednesday 6 February 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Rutherglen Library, Wednesday 6 February 5:30pm to 7pm
  • Kiewa-Tangambalanga Lion’s Den Thursday 7 February 3pm to 4:30pm
  • Yackandandah Library Thursday 7 February 5:30pm to 7pm

Applications close on Friday 22 February.

For more information go to www.indigoshire.vic.gov.au/getactiveindigo