Victoria Walks has core funding from VicHealth – The Victorian Health Promotion Foundation.
VicHealth doesn’t just do health education or awareness-raising. It also focuses on making changes in our social, economic, cultural and physical environments to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing.
VicHealth funds Victoria Walks because walking is a great way of increasing physical activity and combating obesity, traffic congestion, pollution and a host of preventable diseases.
That’s because walking is a very easiest way of building physical activity into our everyday lives. Walking has other benefits too – like helping people make and sustain connections with other people in their own neighbourhoods. Having connections makes an enormous difference to a person’s wellbeing and happiness.
By funding us, VicHealth is working towards its objective of supporting government and community organisations to expand opportunities for participation in organised sport, active recreation, walking and cycling.
Like Victoria Walks, VicHealth also encourages urban planners and municipal health officers to think about how our neighbourhoods can support health and wellbeing. It also supports community arts and cultural festivals that help build connections within neighbourhoods and local areas.
The Victorian Heart Foundation funds Victoria Walks to help deliver the Green Walks in the Park Program for Parks Victoria.
The Green Walks in the Park Program aims to get more people walking, more often, in local parks, state parks and bushland reserves.
Clich here to find some of the Green Walks.