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Sports and Recreation

Donate to Giveabl recipients who are creating and maintaining community recreation facilities to allow residents and communities to come together in a shared space.

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The importance of sports and recreation cannot be understated. They play a vital role in our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Physical activity is essential for good health. It helps to improve our cardiovascular fitness, strengthens our muscles and bones, and helps to reduce body fat. It can also help to prevent or manage a variety of health conditions, such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity and arthritis.

Mentally, exercise can help to reduce stress and anxiety, improve our mood and boost our self-esteem. It can also help to improve our cognitive function, such as our memory, concentration and problem-solving skills.

Emotionally, being active can help us to feel happier and more relaxed. It can also increase our sense of achievement and can provide us with a sense of purpose.

In terms of our social lives, sport and recreation can help us to meet new people and make new friends. They can also provide us with a great way to spend time with our family and friends.

Overall, the importance of sports and recreation cannot be understated. They play a vital role in our physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

Community Recreation
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Photo by Hanna Morris on Unsplash

Camps provide fantastic opportunities for children and community members to come together in a safe and supportive environment. Giving to camp programs ensures that these wonderful learning and growing opportunities are sustained and facilitated for future generations.

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Photo by Tomas Anton Escobar on Unsplash

Parks and shared natural spaces are a beautiful environment for families and communities to come together. Supporting park-related charities, nonprofits, and social enterprises means guaranteed continued maintenance and care for these lovely spaces.

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Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

Playgrounds provide positive opportunities for children and families to come together and physically move, play and grow their bodies. Organizations that work within the playground space provide funds for the continual upkeep and maintenance of playgrounds and propose, advocate for, and develop new playscapes in much-needed areas.

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Photo by CHUTTERSNAP on Unsplash
Sport facilities

Sporting facilities allow people to be active, healthy and social within their communities. Funding charities, nonprofits or social enterprises that maintain, develop and run sporting facilities means these excellent amenities will continue to be available within local communities.

Broadmeadows Community Toy Library
ABN 15446301992
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
We offer a toy lending service of quality, educational and fun toys to those in need to help young children grow. We believe children grow through play so we aim to help develop their imaginations as well as their physical, social and mental abilities, so that they become responsible, resourceful and independant.
Melbourne Cricket Club Heritage
ABN 67151431159
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
The activities of Melbourne Cricket Club Heritage Limited are operating a museum and library and to promote and educate the general community about the history of the Melbourne Cricket Club, the Melbourne Cricket Ground and sport in Australia.
Australian Sports Museum
ABN 91127532601
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
The Australian Sports Museum's activities are aimed at promoting and educating the community about the history of sport in Australia.
Prince Alfred College Foundation Library Fund
ABN 43073646055
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
The Foundation Library Fund assists the College to provide library facilities across the entire school. The College operates state of the art library facilities in the Preparatory and Senior Schools and these a critical centres of learning used by all students and staff.
The Trustee For The Bradman Museum Trust
ABN 79348933297
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
We operate an independent museum open to the public, dedicated to all things cricket related and documenting the social impact of cricket in our Nation's culture. We collect and display the heritage of the game, whilst committing to the future of the game through the education and development of youth and the wider community. We are completing a research project into the History of Women's Cricket which has been turned into a travelling exhibition to promote the importance of Women in the evolution of cricket and its culture. We conduct School Holiday programs and develop education units for school groups aligned with the national curriculum. We run a weekly sports clinic for local children with disabilities to learn about and engage in sports and with their peers. We raise fund to provide financial assistance to young cricket players at university.
The Australian Motorlife Museum
ABN 50254219543
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
Open to the public
Kresy-siberia (Australia)
ABN 63136599776
Endorsed DGR Items 1 &
Establish and maintain an internetbased public museum to collect, preserve, research and educate all members of the public about the experiences of Poland’s citizens under occupation and in exile during World War II
Yungngora Association
The objects of the Company are to relieve poverty, suffering, distress and helplessnessamong the members of the Yungngora Community in the Region, and benefit eachcommunity in the Region within which members of the Yungngora Association Inc. liveby:(a) Facilitating, promoting and supporting enterprise development and economicadvancement and participation within Yungngora Community.(b) promoting the employment of members of the Yungngora Association Inc.;(c) employing members of the Yungngora Association Inc. as part of enterprisedevelopment and other commercial activities;(d) providing employment and training services to, and related community activities for,members of Yungngora Association Inc. to enable them to secure and maintainemployment
Waringarri Crows Football Club
ABN 48057715845
Endorsed DGR Item 1
The charity maintains a safe and professional local environment for marginalised young Indigenous men to include themselves in a positive club community focused on sport. community works, personal responsibility and safe families.
Broome Youth And Families Hub
ABN 47448969838
Endorsed DGR Item 1
BYFH aims to build capacity by empowering children, young people and families to reach their full potential. BYFH achieves this by providing both Case Management (2 x family support officers, 2 x youth support officers, 1 x youth housing support officer) and Program activities: after school life skills programs, weekend chilling space, young warriors program, young women's program, sports program, early learning and parenting program and a night patrol.
Champion Bay Surf Life Saving Club
ABN 46572419623
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We provide lifesaving services on public beaches. We provide water safety & rescue education. We run a junior surf education programme.
Dongara Denison Surf Life Saving Club
ABN 96881276363
Endorsed DGR Item 1
We provide Surf Patrols at the town beach as well educate members with respect to beach and surf safety and rescue techniques
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What is the importance of sports and recreation?

Sports and recreation play an essential part in our mental and physical health and our connection to the community. Communities that participate in sports and recreation develop strong social bonds. The people who live in them are generally healthier and happier than in areas where physical activity isn't easily accessed. They also provide places for younger people to go and channel their energy—sport and recreation help build more robust, healthier and safer communities.

How do sporting clubs get funded?

Local sporting clubs can receive funding from various sources, including funds from membership fees, earned income from bar and catering options if available, grants from local authorities, fundraising efforts from events and raffles or sponsorship from local businesses. Sporting clubs can also receive donations from charities, nonprofits and social enterprises to run their club and facilities for the community.

How could my donation help sports and recreation?

Donations to sports and recreation programs can help by providing much-needed financial support for equipment, uniforms, training, and other expenses. In addition, donations can help to fund scholarships for talented athletes or pay for transportation expenses so that children in underserved communities can participate in sports and recreation programs.

What are some ways donations are used to support sports and recreation?

Some ways donations are used to support sports and recreation include:

  1. Funding scholarships for athletes
  2. Supporting the construction or maintenance of sports facilities
  3. Purchasing equipment for sports teams or individuals
  4. Providing financial assistance to sports programs for underserved populations
  5. Sponsoring events or competitions
How do I know my donation is going to help sports and recreation?

The best way to know your donation is going to help sports and recreation is by doing some research on the organization you are considering donating to. Make sure that the organization's mission is in line with your own personal values and that they have a good reputation. You can also look at how they have spent their money in the past to get an idea of where your donation would go. You may also like to consdier contacting the organization directly and asking them how your donation would be used to support sports and recreation.

How else can I support charities and nonprofits that focus on sports and recreation, aside from donations?

There are a number of ways to support charities and nonprofits that focus on sports and recreation, aside from donations. One way is to volunteer your time. You can also help promote their programs and events, and spread the word about their work to help more people get involved. Another way to support these organizations is to participate in their events and activities, which can raise awareness and funds for their cause.

Support sports and recreation programs within the community

Give to charities, nonprofits and social enterprises that are working to provide quality sports and recreation programs and facilities for all to enjoy.

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