Who We Are

Our Mission

Helping Aussie kids with a disability to play and participate in sport.

We achieve Our Mission by offering grants to Australian children with a disability, so that they have an opportunity to play and participate in sport.

Grants are offered each year and are tailored to meet the diverse needs of children and teenagers aged 7-17 years to ensure relevancy in their sporting pathway. Each year our grants include a Pathway to Paralympic Grant, a Sporting Club grant (sporting clubs providing programs), a kick start grant for the 7-13 years and an equipment grant for the 13-17 year age group. Applications open each year between March and April, and close between July to August. Announcement of grants are made in November each year. Recipients awarded a grant can use their funds for: 

the costs of travelling to and from sporting events and training;
the costs of participating in sporting events including participation, entry or enrolment fees;
the purchase of specialist sport equipment or clothing;
the purchase of protective or adaptive equipment; and
the costs of consulting with health professionals to develop an appropriate sporting program for that child;
engage and coordinate with other institutions to provide that child with support and access to appropriate sporting programs, sporting activities and other resources to help them achieve their sporting goals (particularly in their local communities); and
to solicit donations, gifts, bequests and other forms of financial assistance to further, or for the benefit of, these objects (including by conducting fundraising initiatives); and
all matters incidental to and ancillary to the above mentioned objects (including in relation to generating alternate revenue sources through social enterprise and commercial activity).

Grants Program

SAF 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.
Our Grants

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Sport Access Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community.
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Some of our highlights since we established SAF in 2017.

We are proud of what we have achieved in such a short period of time with our grants program. We look forward to further success in the future and reaching our potential with the support of our partners.

children have applied for an SAF grant
in grants have been distributed in total
young Aussies have received a SAF grant
grants issued to sporting clubs / groups
recipients selected to the Paralympics
Paralympic Medals + 2x AUS Records

Honour Roll

Our Honour Roll / Grant Recipients and reach across Australia.

Use the map below to find where our Honour Roll / Grants Recipients are located across our great land. Sport Access Foundation strives to extend further to inner and remote areas of Australia.
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Sport Access Foundation acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their Elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.
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