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Her Sport Her Way Grant Program

The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program is a key initiative of the NSW Government’s Her Sport Her Way strategy. The Program aligns with the Office of Sport Strategic Plan (PDF, 4.48 MB) and supports sports participation plans.

It provides more than $2.5 million over four years to assist our NSW State Sporting Organisations to develop and deliver new initiatives to increase participation of women and girls in sport, on and off the field, with a focus on diversity and inclusion.

The grant program provides opportunities to explore new ways of doing things, and to test new ideas. It is a key initiative in the Her Sport Her Way Year Two Action Plan (PDF, 3.53 MB) and will provide a platform to drive powerful change for women and girls.

  • Increase the number of women and girls playing sport and improve the retention of adolescent girls
  • Increase the number of women in leadership positions both on and off the field 
  • Improve gender inclusive sporting cultures and environments

Participation Projects that aim to reduce barriers to participation for women and girls and create innovative, inclusive sport experiences that reflect what women and girls want.
Leadership  Projects that aim to attract, develop, and retain female coaches, officials, and leaders, and projects that recognise and celebrate their achievements.
Capability  Projects that aim to build the capability of Organisations to increase the participation of women and girls both on and off the field, and projects that build gender inclusive sporting cultures and environments.

$650,000 will be available to eligible organisation under the 2020/21 Her Sport Her Way Grant funding round.

  • Grants from $10,000 - $50,000 
  • Applicants may apply for multiple projects, or multiple locations however the maximum available to any one organisation is $50,000 p.a. 

The amount Organisation’s request should reflect the scale and reach of the project and the Organisation’s contribution to the project.

Organisations must contribute to the project, either financially, through staff contribution or use of voluntary labour, donated product or services or other resources directly related to the project. The applicant is also responsible for all project administration costs.

To assist with project planning, Organisations are encouraged to use the Her Sport Her Way Participation Planning Tool and attend the Think Tank where the latest research and insights will be explored and practical case studies that reduce barriers and increase participation will be showcased. 

To watch the Her Sport Think Tank session, please visit the Think Tank page.

NSW State Sporting Organisations and State Sporting Organisations for people with Disability. Check your eligibility against Recognised State Sporting Organisations in NSW.

Eligible organisations are encouraged to partner with other organisations, including those with specific experience working with women and girls and underrepresented groups, to achieve program objectives.

Key information

Applications closed: 5pm, 12 April 2021

Guidelines (PDF, 836.57 KB)

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