Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Hon Dr Tony Buti BPE DipEd MIR LLB DPhil MLA

Minister for Finance; Racing and Gaming; Aboriginal Affairs; Citizenship and Multicultural Interests

    Grants creating innovative programs to increase physical activity

    8/07/2021 9:00 AM
    • 10 WA organisations will share in more than $840,000 through the new Innovation Challenge Program
    • The program aims to increase physical activity in the community, with a focus on women and girls

    The McGowan Government has funded 10 organisations $843,186 for innovative ideas to increase participation in physical activity.


    The Innovation Challenge Program awards grants for new and clever ideas, including those that enhance existing processes or programs that respond to community need.


    The program encourages physical activity opportunities for disengaged target groups, especially women and girls.


    Some of the awarded projects include a Dads and Daughters cricket program, a nature-based walk 'n' talk app that targets girls aged 11-17 years, and a tracking app for swimming groups.


    Local governments, sporting and community organisations could request funding of up to $50,000 for the development of a concept, and up to $150,000 for the delivery of a program over a 12-month period.


    The Innovation Challenge Program is administered and co-funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, in partnership with Healthway.


    Comments attributed to Sport and Recreation Minister Tony Buti:


    "Congratulations to the successful applicants.


    "This important new funding program is designed to encourage business innovation and the use of technology to grow sport and recreation.


    "There should be no barriers to community participation in sport and it's great to see so many organisations thinking outside the box to increase participation, particularly among at-risk groups."


    Minister's office - 6552 6400


    Successful applicants:


    Nature Play WA Inc.Walk 'n' Talk - web app that targets girls 11-17 years old$147,725
    Netball WA (Inc)Walking Netball$148,140
    Reclink AustraliaReclink Womens Health and Wellbeing Program$138,845
    Shire of CollieAdventurous Minds-outdoor Youth Wellness Program$71,176
    Western Australian Cricket Association Dads and Daughters WA$62,300
    Western Australia All Abilities Football Association Incorporated Kickability Online$25,000
    Masters Swimming Western Australia IncMasters Swimmer Community Hub and Swim Tracking App$20,000
    Western Australian Amateur Football League IncPFL's Tech Integration Project$50,000
    WA Volleyball Association IncConnecting places, people, and things to play$50,000
    Athletics WestYour Move by Athletics West$130,000
    TOTAL: $843,186