Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for Health; Mental Health

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Hon David Templeman Dip Tchg BEd MLA

Minister for Local Government; Heritage; Culture and the Arts

    Sporting club grants shaping healthier community venues

    21/08/2020 10:00 AM
     
    • $200,000 available through Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program
    • Grants of up to $4,000 available to Western Australian sporting clubs to support healthy options in club canteens

    Applications have opened for Healthway's Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program.

     

    Healthier community canteens and kiosks are the focus of the $200,000 grants program.

     

    Local sporting clubs are encouraged to apply for a grant of up to $4,000 to support healthier food and drink choices at club-run canteens and kiosks.

     

    The initiative is co-ordinated with support from the Western Australian School Canteen Association (WASCA) promoting the Fuel to Go & Play message.

     

    Clubs and canteen managers will work closely with WASCA to reform menus and participate in training activities to promote positive nutrition.

     

    Canteen managers and volunteers will also complete food safety and hygiene training in line with COVID-19 food service guidelines.

     

    Since the program started in 2019, Healthway has awarded over $530,000 in grants to 156 metropolitan and regional clubs.

     

    The healthy clubs initiative has been successful in raising awareness and delivering the skills, knowledge and low-cost infrastructure to support healthier food and drink options in the community.

     

    Applications for the 2020 Summer Healthy Sporting Club Program are now open and will close at 12 noon, Friday October 1, 2020.

     

    For more information, visit http://www.healthway.wa.gov.au

     

    Comments attributed to Health Minister Roger Cook:

     

    "Sporting clubs have a collective impact on the health of our community.

     

    "Providing healthy food and drink options across sporting venues is a focus of Healthway's work.

     

    "Many sporting clubs are doing a great job supporting the health of their players, members and spectators and I encourage eligible clubs to apply for a grant in this round." 

     

    Comments attributed to Acting Sport and Recreation Minister David Templeman:

     

    "The Healthy Sporting Club Programs enables our grassroots clubs to deliver even greater health benefits to players - both on and off the field.

     

    "Sporting clubs are such an important part of the social fabric of our communities - making them the perfect vehicle to promote healthier nutritional choices."

     

    Health Minister's office - 6552 6500

    Sport and Recreation Minister's office - 6552 6400