OUR MISSON

Helping Aussie kids with a disability to play and participate in sport.

We achieve Our Mission by offering grants to Australian children with a disability, so that they have an opportunity to play and participate in sport.

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OUR HONOR ROLL (HR)

SAF assisted 3x athletes make their debut at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics!

Col Pearse (HR 2017) Swimmer, Bronze Men’s 100m Butterfly, Jamieson Leeson (HR 2019) Boccia player, Prelim Finals BC3 pairs and Keira Stephens (HR 2020) Swimmer, Bronze Women's 100m Breaststroke SB10 + Bronze Women's 4x100m Medley.

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Grants Program

SAF provides annual grants for children and young people with a disability. These grants can be used for any project that helps to build participation in sport.
Our Grants

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Make a difference that will go towards providing financial assistance and support to enable children with a disability to participate in sport.
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First Nations

Sport Access Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
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OUR GRANTS

Some of our highlights since we established SAF in 2017.

We are proud of what we have achieved in such a short period of time with our grants program. We look forward to further success in the future and reaching our potential with the support of our partners.

706
children have applied for an SAF grant
$86k
in grants have been distributed in total
78x
young Aussies have received a SAF grant
16x
grants issued to sporting clubs / groups
3x
recipients selected to the Paralympics
3x
Paralympic Medals + 2x AUS Records

OUR MISSION

Indigenous First Nations Native Land Map of Australia.

Use the map to identify the First Nations Country in which you reside.

Sport Access Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

Please note that this mapping tool is not intended to be exact, nor are the boundaries fixed. It is not suitable for native title or other land claims. The boundaries are based on the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) map. The data is owned and kindly shared by https://native-land.ca/.

Welcome to SAF

From our Founder

Since retiring from Paratriathlon, my focus now is Sport Access Foundation and building a career in advocacy for diversity and inclusion. I am incredibly excited of the potential for the Foundation. With 2032 now on the horizon for Australian sports, Sport Access Foundation is well placed to continually cement our position as the leading grant provider for young Australians in sport.

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Latest from SAF

Our News

Please take the time read through our most recent news stories, featuring all the latest information and initiatives from the foundation. These articles include details about grants, donations and events or could feature Our Founder, Katie Kelly OAM PLY appearing, speaking or spreading the mission and message of Sport Access Foundation.

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Paralympics
Jun 13, 2024
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Katie Kelly OAM PLY
Founder

Paris Paralympic dream nears with Brimelow’s ranking rise

The goal for Grace Brimelow and her team has been to compete at the Los Angeles 2028 Paralympic Games. But, after a stellar year, the up-and-coming Para-triathlete could be heading to Paris.

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Katie Kelly OAM PLY
Founder
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Paralympics
Jun 12, 2024

World Champion Boccia Stars Confirmed For Paris 2024

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Katie Kelly OAM PLY
Founder
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Partnership
May 30, 2024

Tribal Sport Partners with Sport Access Foundation to Boost Sports Participation for Kids with Disabilities

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Katie Kelly OAM PLY
Founder
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Grants
May 24, 2024

Sport Access Foundation's Record $39,000 in Annual Grants Available Now For Young Australian Athletes!

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Grants
Nov 17, 2023

Sport Access Foundation 2023 Grant Recipients Announcement

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What we do

Our Grants

Applications for 2018 are now closed.

Each year, the Sport Access Foundation Grant offers grants of $2000 each for children and young people with a disability to provide some assistince with expenses for their participation in sport.  
The initial Grant was announced in June 2017. Grants will be awarded to applicants who best demonstrate the desire to succeed in their chosen sport and where the financial and moral support from Sports Access Foundation would assist in their access and development in their sport.

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