Supporting Local Sporting Champions

Aspiring sporting champions are encouraged to apply for funding to take them closer to fullfilling their dream. The next round of grant applications for the Local Sporting Champions program is now open. “The Liberal-National Government's Local Sporting Champions program provides assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 to participate in state, national or international championships,”…

National headspace Day 2019- putting a spotlight on young Australians’ mental health

Today is National headspace Day, which puts the issue of young Australians’ mental health in the spotlight.  National Headspace Day draws attention to a significant issue across North East Victoria, and encourages young people to discuss their mental health and take steps to improve their wellbeing. Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie encouraged young Australians…

Funding To Boost Country Ag Shows

Show societies in north-east Victoria and across the state are encouraged to apply for the Liberal-National government’s Regional Agricultural Show Development Grants Program (AgShows) funding to upgrade, maintain, buy or build new showground infrastructure and attractions.  Nationals Senator for Victoria and Minister for Agriculture, Bridget McKenzie, said applications were now open for the $20 million…

New grants available for swimming programs in Indi

Community groups across north-east Victoria are encouraged to apply for new swimming grants to provide and improve opportunities for people with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds to enjoy this great Aussie pastime, Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said. Working in partnership with Swimming Australia, the Community Swimming Grants Program offers grants of up to…

Highlighting The Benefits Of Hunting And Shooting

A new report shows Australia’s 642,000 recreational hunters and shooters contributed $2.4 billion to Australia’s economy in 2018. Deputy Leader of The Nationals and Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie said the Department of Health’s Economic and Social Impacts of Recreational Hunting and Shooting report provided a strong evidence base. “The Nationals have long been a…