Our Grants

Previous Grants

2022 Grants Program

The 2022 grants program provided a kick start for many of your young Australians aspiring to qualify for the 2032 Paralympic games in Brisbane. We had two returning partners in Compeat Performance (formerly CompEat Nutrition) and BlueScope as a grant naming rights sponsors.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Charles Brice
-
Journalist, ABC News
Kerri Thurlow
-
Head of Social Impact & Inclusion, BlueScope
Leon Loganathan
-
Partner, Ward Keller, The Territory Law Firm
Matt Levy OAM PLY
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5 x Paralympian, Swimming

Compeat Performance Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
1500
2
x available
Multiple
The Compeat Performance Pathway to Paralympics grant is for aspiring Paralympians. This grant will help support two potential Paralympians...
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BlueScope Sporting Club Grant

$
2000
4
x available
Multiple
BlueScope Sporting Club grant will be awarded to four registered sporting clubs affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation...
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Sport Access Foundation Kick Start Grant

$
1000
4
x available
Multiple
The Kick Start grants will help young Australians with a disability access financial support to re-join their supporting club and/or sporting...
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Sport Access Foundation No Barriers Grant

$
500
8
x available
Multiple
The No Barriers grant will help young Australians aged 7-12 with a disability over come initial start-up costs to participate in sport...
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2021 Grants Program

2021 had three companies offer their support to SAF as naming rights sponsors in our Annual Grants program. CompEat Nutrition sponsoring the Pathway to Paralympics Grant, BlueScope continuing their support, sponsoring Sporting Club Grants and Casino RSM providing funds for First Nations girls in the Bundjalung (Northern New) Region. SAF also provided Kick Start Grants for younger athletes.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Daniel Edge
-
Founder & Director, CompEAT Nutrition
Erik Horrie
-
2x Paralympian, Rowing
Jill Noad
-
Executive, BlueScope
Matt Clayton
-
Executive, Blind Sports Australia

CompEat Nutrition Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
1500
2
x available
Multiple
Helping potential future Paralympians with Olympic level performance support and the additional costs incurred...
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BlueScope Sporting Club Grant

$
500
2
x available
Multiple
Assisting sports clubs to implement programs and / or education specifically for children with a disability....
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Casino RSM First Nations Bundjalung Girls Grant

$
6000
0
x available
Multiple
Removing barriers for young Indigenous girls in Bunjalung country (Northern NSW region) to access sport...
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Sport Access Foundation Kick Start Grant

$
250
4
x available
Multiple
Ensuring as many young children with a disability can access the financial support to rejoin their supporting club...
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2020 Grants Program

In 2020 we were grateful that despite COVID-19, SAF can continue our grants program. 2020 offered grants that  focussed on the mental and health well-being of our young Australians. BlueScope, for the first time, extended their support to become a naming rights grant sponsor. We were thrilled to have PICA Group return for a second year in a row supporting the Grants Program.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Davey Rennie
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Executive, Tribal Group
Jill Gregory
-
Executive, BlueScope
Matilda Halliday
-
Executive, PICA Group
Phil Harper
-
Executive, Deaf Sports Australia

BlueScope Building Up Grant

$
250
10
x available
Multiple
This grant can be used to access services, including tele-health services, programs as well as support they need for their home-schooling...
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PICA Group Kick Start Grant

$
500
4
x available
Multiple
The Kick Start grant is to ensure as many young children living with a disability can access the financial support to rejoin their supporting club...
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SAF Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
1000
2
x available
Multiple
This grant will help two potential future Paralympians with the additional cost incurred when competing at the highest level. The grants cover...
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SAF No Barriers Grant

$
250
4
x available
Multiple
These grants will help individuals with a disability aged 7-12 years to overcome initial start-up to participating in sport. These funds should be...
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2019 Grants Program

In 2019 we had over $22,000 in grants that helped to recognise the outstanding achievements of young athletes with a disability who represent their sport at the highest level. Harvey Norman teamed up with SAF to provide the Harvey Heroes sporting grants. This grant was set up to encourage as many young children living with a disability to join a local sporting Club. PICA Group also supported the SAF Grant Program to provide financial support for sporting clubs across the country. Their grant assisted sporting clubs who provide programs and support for young Aussies with a disability to participate as a member of their club.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Geoff Trappett
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Paralympian and Director, Inclusion Moves
Matt Webber
-
ABC Radio Presenter
Sam Waters
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Executive, Harvey Norman
Sarah Webb
-
Executive, PICA Group

Harvey Heroes SAF Grant

$
250
10
x available
Multiple
Harvey Norman have teamed up with Sport Access Foundation to ensure more young Aussies living with a disability have a helping hand to join a local...
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PICA Group Sporting Club Grant

$
2000
2
x available
Multiple
PICA Group have teamed up with Sport Access Foundation to provide financial support for sporting clubs across the country. Sporting Clubs are an...
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Sport Access Foundation Club Equipment Grant

$
2000
2
x available
Multiple
This grant is for a registered sporting Club affiliated with a National Sporting Organisation (as recognised by Sport Australia).
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Sport Access Foundation Equipment Grant

$
2000
4
x available
Multiple
The Sport Access Foundation Equipment Grant will assist developing athletes to go the next level in their sport by providing support to upgrade...
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SAF Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
2000
2
x available
Multiple
Sport Access Foundation recognises the continual development and outstanding achievements of young athletes with a disability to represent their...
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2018 Grants Program

In 2018 we were delighted to have the support of The June Canavan Foundation, which supports programs that drive sustainable change through sports, access, health, education and conservation. They provided $6,000 to fund the three grants. We also secured the support of BMD Group to provide an additional fourth grant for $2,000 to a young child living with a disability of indigenous heritage in the Northern Territory. Thank you to Richie Ward, the NT BMD executive and the BMD Group board for your support in launching this inaugural grant for Indigenous children.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Madeleine Hogan
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3x Paralympian
Richie Ward
-
Executive, BMD
Stephanie Crockford
-
Executive, Harvey Norman

BMD Group Northern Territory Indigenous Grant

$
2000
1
x available
Multiple
The inaugural SAF Indigenous Grant, assisting a young athlete from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community in the Territory...
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SAF Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
2000
3
x available
Multiple
The 2nd year of the SAF annual grants program, provided 3x more $2,000 Grants to help fund children with a disability to take part in sport...
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2017 Grants Program

Sport Access Foundation received 25 applications in our inaugural first round of grants. Applicants ranged in age from 11-17 years and were from across SA, NSW, QLD, WA and VIC. Their physical and intellectual challenges ranged from autism, to legally blind, to amputees. The subcommittee shortlisted the applicants to a final eight – and then the independent Sport Access Foundation Grants Selection Committee followed the due processes (as set out by SAF subcommittee) to determine the final three recipients.

Independent Grant Selection Panel:

Anne Gripper
-
Director, Cycling Australia
Charlie King
-
ABC Radio Presenter
Nic Beveridge
-
2x Paralympian, Para-triathlete

Inaugural SAF Pathway to Paralympics Grant

$
2000
3
x available
Multiple
The inaugural SAF Grants helped enable the next generation of Aussie para-athletes to hone their skills and take on the world’s best...
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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 appearing, speaking or spreading the mission and message of Sport Access Foundation.

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Grants
Sep 16, 2022
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By
Bernadette Pilling
Director

Young para-sporting stars and inclusive sporting clubs awarded SAF grants

Paralympic Gold Medallist Katie Kelly OAM PLY has announced 14 exceptional young para-athletes and four outstanding sporting clubs recipients of Sport Access Foundation's (SAFs) 2022 grants.

By
Bernadette Pilling
Director
By
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Grants
Jul 15, 2022
SAF 2022 Grants to help children with a disability to play sports are now open. Ready, set, go!
By
Bernadette Pilling
Director
By
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Advocate
Apr 22, 2022
Joint statement by our Honour Roll on being empowered by their Disability
By
By
Honour Roll Leadership Team
Grant Recipients
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BlueScope
Apr 20, 2022
BlueScope employees donate over $12,000 to Sport Access Foundation (video)
By
Katie Kelly OAM
Founder
By
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Disability
Apr 19, 2022
Jack Howell closing in on his first World Para-triathlon Championships
By
By
Sam Sharp
Social Media
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