- 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
|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 Australia||Reclink Womens Health and Wellbeing Program||$138,845|
|Shire of Collie||Adventurous 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 Inc||Masters Swimmer Community Hub and Swim Tracking App||$20,000|
|Western Australian Amateur Football League Inc||PFL's Tech Integration Project||$50,000|
|WA Volleyball Association Inc||Connecting places, people, and things to play||$50,000|
|Athletics West||Your Move by Athletics West||$130,000|