Sport Access Foundation helps Australian children with a disability to play and participate in sport. In 2018, the Foundation will provide four successful grantees with $2K to help them pursue their sporting goals. The successful grantees will be announced in early September.
Collectively, the 100 grant applicants in 2018 are aged 7-17 years, from every Australian state and territory, and with a range of 25 different intellectual, physical and sensory disabilities.
The young athletes are seeking help with expenses, such as travel, equipment and carer support to participate in a variety of sports including: water polo, cricket, netball, gymnastics, ice hockey, rugby league, tennis, BMX, goalball, tennis and many more.
In just 12 months, the number of applications for Sport Access Foundation grants has increased from 27 in 2017 to 100 in 2018. This highlights the pressing need to help young athletes with disabilities, from all across Australia, to access sport. Costs associated with sport are experienced by all, but these young people and their families have added challenges and extra support is needed to guarantee they can fully engage in their chosen sport.
Sport Access Foundation is very proud, in only our second year, to provide four grants in 2018. However there’s much more work to do to ensure all children with disabilities can play sport.
Sport Access Foundation thanks The June Canavan Foundation, The Primary Club of Australia and BMD Group for making the 2018 grants possible. Sport Access Foundation is also proudly partnered with BlueScope and supported by Harvey Norman, King & Wood Mallesons, Tagzart Design and Zoggs Australia.
Sport Access Foundation is now seeking donations from corporate Australia and individuals to fund the 2019 grants, with the aim of achieving even greater impact and reach.
Donations can be made at https://asf.org.au/projects/sport-access-foundation or by clicking the button below.
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