Your Donations at Work

Give Where You Live is proud to support Leisure Network’s Totally Sport Program, a specialised school holiday program with a primary focus on ‘sport’ that was created to link young people in their communities with local clubs whilst providing an opportunity to take part in new and exciting activities.

In the 12 months that Totally Sport has been delivering programs in the Barwon region it has not seen a single registration from the northern suburbs. The $30,0000 Give Where You Live Grant will allow Leisure Networks to connect with the community, develop links with local services, clubs and schools with the bid to get more kids, more active, more often.

Based out of North Shore Sporting Club, Sports delivered included, athletics, netball, AFL, dance and soccer – all delivered by local club volunteers. Two program participants so far have taken advantage of our sports access funding to cover up to $150 towards club membership for 12months.

The first program in the Northern suburbs was a new experience for  Leisure Network staff and program development, throwing up many challenges not experienced at other Totally Sport Sites in Geelong (cost, venue, transport). To improve and develop our reach to ensure more uptake of the program Leisure Networks will engage services such as Bethany, McKillop, Northern Bay network and Diverstat. This engagement will ensure we provide the best possible opportunity to build capacity in the community whilst breaking down any barriers that may limit families from accessing the Totally Sport Program moving forward.