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.
Applications for 2019 opened on Friday 17 May 2019 and will close on Sunday 14 July 2019.
In November 2018 we completed a comprehensive review of our Grants Program. This resulted in the expansion of the program with the introduction of more grants in 2019 - all with the aim to address different needs and broaden the support we offer.
We now offer Individual Grants as well as grants for Clubs or Programs. Each Grant has specific Eligibility Criteria, e.g. living in a certain State/Territory, age restrictions, being a member of a sports club. These specific Eligibility Criteria are listed under each Grant.
Each Individual and Club/Program Grants have specific Eligibility Criteria, which are listed under each Grant.
Some general Eligibility Criteria apply to all Grants.
You can apply for an Individual Grant, if you are:
You can apply for a Club/Program Grant, if you:
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.