The grant will assist the Association in setting up a mentoring and education program for our female referees. Details of the program will be released in the coming weeks.

Program Details

The Sport Leadership Grants for Women program is an initiative of the Australian Government that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission in partnership with the Australian Government Office for Women.  The Sport Leadership Grants for Women provide development opportunities and training for Women to reach their leadership potential on the sporting stage as coaches, officials and administrators. The program has been in place since November 2002. Over the last seven years to September 2008 more than 15,600 women from across Australia have benefited from grants worth more than $2.4 million!

These grants are aimed at providing women in sport with support and access to leadership training and development opportunities to assist in establishing them in the sport industry. The grants cover such things as: course fees, presenter fees, presenter travel, translator / interpreter fees, participants travel costs if outside metropolitan area of course being held and child care provided by qualified providers or in an accredited setting. The grant money cannot be used for equipment, accommodation, uniforms, salaries, competition entry, venue hire, catering, sports trainer or first aid training, retrospective course costs or administration costs.

Grants available in the following areas: