Loddon Mallee Region Move It

Encouraging older residents to get moving

As part of the Loddon Mallee Region Move It project, we invited expressions of interest from groups keen to share in $1.2 million in funding to help people aged 65 and over who are living in the Loddon Mallee Region to be more active. 

The project aims to:  

  • get inactive older Australians active
  • enhance older Australians’ understanding of the benefits of regular physical activity, including physical and mental wellbeing, and the benefits of social connectedness
  • enhance the capability and capacity of organisations and staff responsible for delivering age-appropriate activities to older Australians.

The project is funded by the Australian Government through a Sport Australia Move It AUS—Better Ageing grant.

The Loddon Mallee Region Move It Project recently awarded almost $1.2 million across the region for a range of activities, and now a further $46,000 is available for one specific project that will work with vulnerable and hard-to-reach participants over the age of 65 (or 50 for Aboriginal people) in one of the 10 Loddon Mallee local government areas.

We’re seeking expressions of interest from community organisations, councils, regional sports assemblies, tertiary institutions, Primary Care Partnerships, Council on the Ageing Victoria (COTA) and incorporated not-for-profit sport and recreation providers either individually or in partnership.

Already funded organisations are ineligible to apply.

To find out more and to submit your expression of interest:

If you have any questions or would like more information, call Jane Fewings, Contract Officer, Loddon Mallee Region Move It Program on (03) 5422 0294 or email moveit@mrsc.vic.gov.au

Campaspe Shire 

Campaspe Neighbourhood House Cluster

$126,000

The ‘Campaspe Seniors on the Move’ project will offer regular fitness classes (Tai Chi, Strength and balance, Pilates) over eight locations across the shire, and facilitate walking groups and attendance at water aerobics classes.

Central Goldfields Shire

Maryborough District Health Service  

$126,000

The ‘Central Goldfields Getting Back in the Game (GBITG) and Living Longer Living Stronger (LLLS)’ project will offer Certificate 3 fitness and GBITG training in order to run the LLLS progressive strength training program on an ongoing basis across three locations in the shire, and GBITG in Maryborough, with 12 weekly sessions, each focusing on a particular sport with modified rules and equipment.

City of Greater Bendigo

City of Greater Bendigo

$80,000

The ‘Move It Kangaroo Flat’ project will offer a series of eight-week walking or exercise programs for two ability levels, with the aim of these continuing on an ongoing basis, together with exercise physiologist assessments and information and education sessions.

Ganawarra Shire

Ganawarra Shire Council

$126,000

The ‘Gannawarra – Thrive After 65!’ project will expand the existing Living Longer Living Stronger program in Kerang and offer group exercise sessions in nine communities across the shire. The project will facilitate the offering of fitness classes, walking groups, hydrotherapy, strength training and modified activities by local health providers.

Lodden Shire

Loddon Shire Council 

$126,000

The ‘Move It Loddon’ project will implement the Living Longer Living Stronger progressive strength training program in six locations across the shire and 12 weeks of water aerobics in two locations. Sporting clubs will be offered training to create age-friendly environments and older community members trained to champion the benefits of physical activity.

Macedon Ranges Shire

Macedon Ranges Shire Council

$82,000

The Back in the Game – Macedon Ranges’ project will implement the Back in the Game program in two currently under-serviced locations every week. The project will provide Certificate 3 fitness training to enable the program to continue long-term.

Mount Alexander Shire

Castlemaine District Community Health

$106,000

The ‘Living Stronger and Getting Connected’ project will implement the existing Living Stronger exercise programs in two new locations across the shire, expand the program in an under serviced location and provide one to one support for isolated individuals to participate in physical activity.  

Mildura Rural City

Riverside Golf Club

$29,800

The ‘Modified golf experiences for seniors’ project will offer older people the opportunity to learn or return to golf by playing a modified round of golf every week, with other activities available to encourage participation and social connectedness.

Mildura Rural City/Swan Hill Rural City/Buloke

Mallee Sports Assembly 

$348,200

The 'Beyond the Front step' project will undertake capacity building of sport and active recreation providers to facilitate and make available physical activity options for older people across the three local government areas. The project will offer education and taste and test activities and produce a Directory of Activities for older people across the region.