Women Leaders in Sport Program – closes 5 September 2018

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by Sport Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.

The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry.

Since 2002, the program has provided leadership development for over 24,000 women in sport.

In 2019, the WLIS program offers the following:

  • Leadership Workshops for individuals and organisations,
  • Development Grants for individuals and organisations, and
  • A targeted leadership development program for individuals (information will be available in late 2018).

Important dates:

  • Applications open: 9:00am (AEST) 8 Aug 2018
  • Applications close: 5:00pm (AEST) 5 Sep 2018
  • Applicants notified: Nov 2018
  • Payments processed: Dec 2018

Click here for more information.

Sport Australia Community Sport Infrastructure Program – closes 14 September 2018

Sport Australia have launched their launched their Community Sport Infrastructure Grant Program to support small to medium scale projects, up to $500,000, to improve local community sport infrastructure which will support greater community participation in sport and physical activity and/or offer safer and more inclusive community sporting hubs.

Successful grants will support projects such as:

  • Upgrades to playing surfaces, including multi-sport upgrades and resurfacing that supports increased use;
  • Building, expanding and/or upgrading change rooms, particularly for girls and women and officials’ areas;
  • External entry/exit accessible amenities;
  • Improved sports lighting and safety lighting, including installation of solar panels;
  • Improvements to ground and court capacity that support increased use;
  • Improvements to spectator amenities; and
  • Internal/external amenity uplift.

Three grant streams are available:

  • Stream 1 up to $50,000
  • Stream 2 $50,001 to $200,000
  • Stream 3 $200,001 to $500,000

Important Dates:

  • Grant open: 2 August 2018
  • Grant close: 14 September 2018
  • Announcement Period: 1 November 2018 onwards

Click here for more details.

Change Our Game Scholarship Program – closes 24 August 2018

The Change Our Game Scholarship Program provides funding to assist women to access professional learning and development opportunities to enhance skills in sport and recreation leadership and management.

The Change Our Game Scholarship Program will fund professional development activities run by recognised entities of the department that are aimed at enhancing skills in sport and recreation leadership and management. These activities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Organisational governance training
  • Working with boards and committees
  • Leadership skills and management training
  • Project or event management
  • Media training
  • Sports administration training
  • Attending conferences and workshops.
Applications can be submitted by:
  • State Sporting Associations
  • State Sport and Recreation Bodies
  • Regional Sports Assemblies
  • Local Government Authorities.
In order to be eligible for a Change Our Game Scholarship, nominated candidates must:
  • Identify as a woman
  • Be aged 18 years or over
  • Live in Victoria
  • Be currently involved in either a paid or volunteer capacity in sport
  • Apply through an organisation, not as an individual.

Open Dates: 16 July 2018 to 5.00 pm 24 August 2018.

For more information please visit – http://sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/change-our-game-scholarship-program-0

For advice on the Change Our Game Scholarship Program, please contact GippSport Staff member Michelle Harris on 0458 145 596 or email: michelle@gippsport.com.au

LVA Participation Initiative Grants

The Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Participation Initiative provides seed grants of up to $75 000 with the key objective of increasing participation rates for targeted population groups that are currently under represented in sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley, which incorporates the Wellington Shire, Latrobe City and Baw Baw Shire.

This participation initiative encourages the development of strategic partnerships to co-design and deliver innovative community projects that increase and sustain inclusive participation in both organised and informal sport and active recreation in the Latrobe Valley.

Guidelines and more information is available online at https://lva.vic.gov.au/participation-initiative-grants/

Applications close on 27 July 2018

Latrobe Valley Authority – Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants

The Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants Program aims to strengthen and build robust, resilient, sustainable and inclusive sport and recreation organisations in the Latrobe Valley region.

Latrobe Valley Authority (LVA) recognise the role sport and active recreation plays in contributing to an ‘Active & Healthy’ region and these grants aim to assist local clubs and organisations improve their effectiveness and efficiency, build capacity, and identifying opportunities for the future.

A key focus for these grants will be to encourage the sport and active recreation sector to increase the opportunities for diverse and inclusive participation in all aspects of their organisation, including players, coaches, administration and leadership.

Applications will be open for two rounds in 2018:

  • Round 1, Applications Open – 26 February 2018, Applications Close – 23 March 2018
  • Round 2, Applications Open – 17 September 2018, Applications Close – 19 October 2018

No late applications will be considered.

For more information about the Latrobe Valley Sport and Active Recreation Strategic Planning Grants and how to apply:
Visit – lva.vic.gov.au/sport-active-recreation-strategic-planning-grants/
Or contact David Roberts on 0468 431 731 or email david.roberts@lva.vic.gov.au

VicHealth Active Club Grants – closes 31 August 2018

Round 1 of the VicHealth Active Club Grant program for 2018-2019 opened on 31 July 2018 and closes on 31 August 2018.

In 2016, VicHealth introduced an exciting new direction for Active Club Grants to get more people physically active through community sport, including two outcome areas:

Outcome area 1: Female participation:

  •  Almost half as many women take part in organised sport compared to men, and women are most likely to stop playing sport as teenagers.
  • There is more momentum in female sport than ever before, but we need to offer more opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sport at the community level.
  • VicHealth funding is available to support clubs to implement initiatives that will engage more women and girls in sport, including establishing new teams, programs or competitions specifically for women and girls.

Outcome area 2: Participation in social and modified forms of sport:

  • Many Victorians are looking for sport opportunities that fit within their lifestyle. Funding is available for clubs to establish a social or modified sport program for less active Victorians.
  • Social sport includes flexible, social and less structured opportunities, with a focus on fun and social interaction. Modified sport includes making changes to sports activities to best suit the needs and abilities of inactive or somewhat active people, and increase the accessibility of activities to a wider audience.

Grant details

Clubs can apply online from 30 January 2018 at www.vichealth.vic.gov.au/activeclub