The aim of the Sport Access Foundation (SAF) grants is to provide financial assistance to help children and teenagers with a physical or intellectual disability to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of their family.
In 2017 SAF awarded its inaugural annual grants: 3 grants of $2000 each for children and teenagers aged 7-17 years with a physical or intellectual disability.
From 29 applications in 2017 the Grants Program grew to 100 applications in our second year in 2018.
For information about our previous SAF Grant recipients visit our Honor Roll.
This year we are grateful that despite these times of COVID-19, Sport Access Foundation (SAF) 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.
One of the grants on offer is – BlueScope’s ‘Building Up’ grant. Building Up is about giving our recipients the best possible chance to come out of these social distancing times, in the best possible shape both physically and mentally. These funds can be used to invest in their technology for home schooling, improvements to their communication tools with teachers, as well as services that will support their overall mental and physical well-being.
Each Grant have specific Eligibility Criteria, which are listed under each Grant. Some general Eligibility Criteria apply to all Grants. You can apply if you are:
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.