Date: May 04, 2007

2007/08 Sport Leadership Grants for Women

The Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission and the Australian Government Office for Women are calling for applications for the 2007/08 Sport Leadership Grants for Women. Golf Australia received $5,500 under the grant scheme in 2006-7, which attracted a large number of applications across all sports. Click here for a complete list of sporting organisations that received women in sport leadership grants. One aim of the grants program is to provide women with an opportunity to further their education and training in areas of sport leadership which can benefit the growth and development of their sporting club. The 2007/08 Sport Leadership Grants for Women offers grants in five key categories: Women in general sport leadership High Performance coaching and officiating Women in disability sport Indigenous women Women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds Examples include: Individuals Microsoft Excel training to co-ordinate competition draws Level 1 coaching certificate Attend “Developing & Managing Effective Volunteer programs” Website development course Organisations Undertake management/administration courses or governance workshops to develop the skills of volunteer committee members To recruit, train and accredit junior and senior female players as umpires and coaches. To advance the clubs level 1 female coaches to level 2 accreditation Providing level 1 coaching course for women who have expressed interest in taking on coaching or assisting coaching roles Media education course for women The Program provides successful applicants with a one-off grant of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for incorporated organisations. Applications for the grants close on Friday 29 June 2007. For grant application forms and guidelines please go to: (Examples of previous grant recipients are also available)