Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Hon Amber-Jade Sanderson BA MLA

Minister for Health; Mental Health

    Health kick for community sporting clubs

    5/05/2022 1:00 PM
    • Funding available to community sporting clubs and district associations through Healthway's Healthy Sports Program
    • The grants are designed to increase healthy eating throughout the WA sporting community
    • To apply for funding, visit www.healthway.wa.gov.au

    The McGowan Government announced today that funding is available to local sporting clubs and district associations across Western Australia to develop healthy food and drink environments for their members.


    Sporting clubs and district associations can apply for funding of up to $4,000 through Healthway's Healthy Sports Program, which includes:


    up to $2,000 available for implementing healthy eating initiatives, such as encouraging healthy eating and drinking pre, during and post-game, and ensuring game day rewards only promote healthy options; and

    another $2,000 available for clubs and district associations with a canteen/kiosk to improve their facilities and provide healthier options.


    Successful recipients of the Healthy Sports Program grants will be connected to the Fuel to Go & Play team who will help them to make healthy changes at their club.


    Sporting clubs and district associations can apply for Healthy Sports Program grants through www.healthway.wa.gov.au


    Comments attributed to Health Minister Amber-Jade Sanderson:


    "We understand the importance of healthy food and drinks among young people from an early age, and sporting clubs and associations play a big role in the health and wellbeing of our children and young people.


    "These grants are available to provide the support clubs need to make healthy changes for the benefit of our communities.


    "I encourage all eligible clubs and associations to apply for funding through this fantastic program."


    Minister's office - 6552 5900