NSW Government Announce $650,000 Women’s Sport Grants
he NSW Government has announced sporting organisations can now apply for up to $650,000 in grants to assist women’s sport.
The grants are part of the new NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way Grant Program and will provide more than $2.5 million over four years to State Sporting Organisations and State Sporting Organisation for People with Disability.
In a statement, the NSW Government said the program aims to help increase participation, promote leadership, and encourage inclusivity for women’s sport in the state.
NSW Government minister for sport, Geoff Lee, said the program will help improve the participation of women in sport as both players and leaders.
“With International Women’s Day next week it is the perfect time for sports to consider innovative ways to get more women and girls involved in sport, both on and off the field,” Lee said.
NSW Government minister for women, Bronnie Taylor, said: “We’re committed to building a safer, stronger NSW, and this means enabling women by increasing opportunities to participate and making sure every woman and girl can enjoy their sport to the fullest and feel at ease before and after they hit the field.”
In 2019, the Her Sport Her Way Grants Program delivered a share of $635,000 in grants across 23 sporting organisations for 27 projects, including for Triathlon NSW and Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT.
Triathlon NSW lead staff on the ‘Her Sport Her Way’ program, Alana Leabeater, said the grant went to support a series of women-only triathlons across 11 NSW clubs for 12–25-year-old females who had never participated in the sport before.
“The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program enabled 11 of our clubs across NSW to run very successful and beginner-friendly multisport events for women of all ages,” Leabeater said.
“We received wonderful feedback from first-time triathletes who thrived in the welcoming and supportive atmosphere at these events, and who are looking forward to continuing their triathlon journey with their local club this season,” she said.
The Grants Program, which is open until April 12, 2021, offers grants between $10,000 and $50,000, with sports able to seek grants for multiple projects across various locations.