Access for All Abilities
Access for All Abilities is a Victorian Government initiative coordinated by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
The program supports and develops inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people with a disability throughout Victoria.
Families, friends, carers, clubs, sporting associations, leisure centres and community groups can get involved.
Everyone involved benefits from Access for All Abilities.
Not only are there health and wellbeing benefits, but there are opportunities to meet new people, make new friends, learn new skills, have fun, or even build a whole new sporting career.
Access for All Abilities providers
Access for All Abilities providers work at a community level to develop inclusive sport and recreation opportunities for people of all abilities.Access for All Abilities providers promote and encourage a range of sport and recreation opportunities across the state from basketball to cricket, walking, Australian Rules football, soccer, sailing and lawn bowls.
Changes to the Access for All Abilities program
On 24 April the Government announced changes to the Access for All Abilities program so that we can do more to build lasting capacity in local sporting clubs, and provide better sport and recreation outcomes for people with a disability.
Over the course of 2013 the Access for All Abilities program will be reoriented as follows:
- Funding will be offered on a competitive basis to State Sporting Associations (SSAs), who lead the development of particular sporting codes in Victoria, to build the capacity of their clubs to provide opportunities for active participation by people with a disability.
- Regional Sports Assemblies (RSAs) will continue to support work by the community sport and recreation sector in rural and regional Victoria to create inclusive opportunities for people with a disability.
- Funding will also be offered on a competitive basis to disability sports and community-based organisations to deliver targeted programs and services that complement work by SSAs and RSAs with community sport and recreation clubs.
A first-point-of-call service, to be delivered by one single provider, will connect people with a disability to specific participation opportunities within sport and recreation clubs.
New programs and services that will be delivered through the Access for All Abilities program will be announced in the middle of 2013.
Access for All Abilities contact details
Community Access Unit
Sport and Recreation Victoria
GPO Box 2392
Melbourne VIC 3001
Phone: (03) 9208 3333