FFV Awarded New Funding from Victorian Government To Ensure Victorians Have A Go At The World Game

FFV Awarded New Victorian Government Funding

Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs James Merlino today announced that 12 Victorian sporting bodies, including Football Federation Victoria, will share in $4 million in grants to develop community projects and get more Victorians on local playing fields.

The projects will encourage people from migrant and refugee backgrounds to get involved with their local sports clubs, be active and have a go.

Football Federation Victoria will take a 'whole of sport' approach and partner with Hyundai A-League and Westfield W-League Clubs Melbourne City FC and Melbourne Victory FC as well as its own FFV-affiliated clubs to reach new communities and increase participation.

The grants program assessed an organisation’s community engagement strategies, including connections with young people, women and those from a refugee or migrant background, as well as the sustainability of their programs.

For more information about the Multicultural Sports Fund and the 12 funded projects, visit multicultural.vic.gov.au

Quotes attributable to Acting Minister for Multicultural Affairs James Merlino:

“Victoria’s sporting culture is something for everyone to enjoy, regardless of their background. Our message is simple – just have a go.”

“We are thrilled to see our biggest names in sport coming together to support cultural diversity on the playing field.”

“These grants will create more opportunities for Victorians to get involved in grassroots sport and make some lifelong friendships along the way.”

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