Since 2017 the Sport Access Foundation (SAF) annually awards grants of $2000 each for children and teenagers aged 7-17 years with a physical or intellectual disability.
The aim of the grant is to provide financial assistance and support to enable children and teenagers to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of that child or their parent(s) or guardian(s).
If you have any questions regarding our Grants or need assistance comleting the application form, please contact us.
Applications for 2018 were open from 23 March until 29 June 2018.
Below you find the Eligibility Criteria 2018 and details about the Selection Process.
Please read the Eligibility Criteria carefully, to see if you can apply for one of our Grants. Remember, this year we have a 4th grant open for a child or teenager from Aboriginal or Torres Straight Islander descent living in the Norther Territory!
Applications closed at midnight (AEST), Friday 29 June 2018. Recipients will be announced on Thursday 27 September 2018.
This year we are very excited to offer a 4th Grant made possible by the BMD Group. This Grant is specifically dedicated to a child or young person of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent living in the Northern Territory. To be eligible for this grant you need to have an NT home address.
After the closing date Sport Access Foundation (“SAF”) reviews all
applications to confirm eligibility before passing on all eligible applications
to the SAF Selection Committee.
The SAF Selection Committee will decide on a shortlist of applicants.
This shortlist is provided to the SAF Selection Panel. The SAF Selection Panel comprises of 3 individuals in corporate Australia, in sporting Australia and in the community at wide who are independent of the SAF Board and the SAF Selection Committee.
SAF will inform via email all applicants whether their application progressed to the shortlist or not.
SAF will contact all shortlisted applicants by email or phone call to inform them, whether their application was successful, and they will receive a grant, or not.
Grant recipients will need to accept all T&Cs of the contract and application process. T&C include conditions on how grants can be spent and what proof/documentation must be provided to SAF about the acquired services or products.
SAF endeavours to communicate any progress throughout the selection process. However we are not able to give any information about individual applications or a date for the announcement of the shortlist.