Our goal is to ensure that young Australians living with a disability can be active and achieve their sporting goals. To this end Sport Access Foundation 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 and to ensure that no-one gets left on the sidelines.
The inaugural grant was launched in January 2017. We received 29 applications, 3 of which were awarded a grant of $2000 each. In 2018 100 children applied for our grants. Thanks to BMD Group, who sponsored an Indigenous grant, 4 grants of $2000 each were awarded. For previous recipients please visit our Honour Roll.
In 2019 we introduced more grants to ensure we could reach as many young Aussies who needed assistance to access sport in their communities.
In 2020 we are grateful that despite these times, we can continue our grants program.This year, we are offering grants that are focussed on the mental and health well being of our young Australians.
Generally as a grant recipient you:
The application process if fairly simple. All applicants must apply online on our webpage before the application closing date. Before applying please check the various grants we offer as well as their different eligibility criteria.
After the closing date Sport Access Foundation reviews all applications to confirm their eligibility.
Please note: our application system only saves applications if you have 'cookies' enabled on your computer. It is suggested that you turn this function on AND prepare your responses in a word document and save it to your computer (just in case). You can then copy and paste your answers into the online application form.
All eligible applications will be passed on to the SAF Selection Committee who will decide on a shortlist of applicants.
This shortlist is provided to the SAF Selection Panel which is made up of 3 individuals from corporate Australia, sporting Australia and the community at wide and who are independent of the SAF Board and the SAF Selection Committee. The SAF Selection Panel will decide on the recipients and their decision is final. There is no appeal process for unsuccessful applicants. However, unsuccessful applicants may apply for future grants offered by Sport Access Foundation.
Our grants are awarded at the sole discretion of Sport Access Foundation to applicants who meet the eligibility criteria and the conditions of the grant.
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