Grants to develop female sport leaders

Women in Pearce who are interested in sport are encouraged to apply for $400,000 worth of grants to support and develop women leaders in Australian sport.

Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said up to $5,000 was being made available for individuals, and $10,000 for organisations, to undertake training in the areas of coaching, communications, media and marketing, governance, management, administration and officiating in sport.

“The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) programme, now in its 14th year, is targeted at increasing female representation in sport leadership roles and has provided support for more than 22,000 Australian women since its inception in 2002,” Mr Porter said.

“I encourage all women who are interested in, and have a commitment to, their sport and local community to apply for the grants,” Mr Porter said.

“We are lucky to have so many outstanding women involved in sport but there is still room for many more to pursue leadership roles.

“We want to encourage as many women as possible to be part of our national sporting success and we are pleased to assist through these leadership grants.”

Supported by the appropriate sporting organisations, grants can be used by volunteers, sport sector employees and organisations for a range of activities to support women in their leadership aspirations in sport.

Further information, including the eligibility criteria and details on how to apply for the grant, is available at ausport.gov.au/wlis – applications close on September 9, 2015.