The following dates are indicative and apply only to this round.
- Applications open Thursday, 31 March 2022
- Applications close Thursday, 28 April 2022 at 1pm
- Outcomes advised May 2022 onwards
- Funding agreements executed for successful projects May 2022 onwards
- Evaluation workshops for successful projects July - August 2022
- Projects to be completed December 2023
The Program aims to assist eligible NSW State Sporting organisations to develop and deliver new initiatives to increase of women and girls in sport, on and off the field, and build culture of diversity and inclusion. This year the Grant Program has a particular focus on initiatives that target adolescent girls
The key objectives of the Program are:
- 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
The NSW Government has allocated up to $650,000 for this Program in 2021/22.
The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program provides grants from $10,000 - $50,000 per project
Applicants may apply for more than one project, or multiple locations however the maximum available to any one organisation is $50,000 p.a.
The amount requested should reflect the scale and reach of the project and the Organisations contribution to the project.
Contributions of at least 25% from the applicant organisation are mandatory, this can be financial, staff contribution or through use of voluntary labour or services
Eligible applicants 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 under-represented communities.
Ineligible applicants are any organisation types not listed in the ‘Eligible applicants’ section, and include (but not limited to):
- Sporting clubs and associations
- Organisations named by the National Redress Scheme for Institutional Child Sexual Abuse on its list of institutions that have not joined or signified their intent to join the Scheme are not eligible for funding under this Program.
Ineligible projects and project components include:
The Program will not fund the following projects or project components:
- have commenced or completed at the time of application
- have already been funded by the NSW Government unless significant new and additional scope is identified
- are not projected to be completed by December 2023
- staff wages and administration costs
- appearance fees, prize money, trophies, and presentation functions
- events that are organised for the primary purpose of fundraising
- purchase of land, rental of premises or associated occupancy payments
- general running costs including capital equipment or office equipment
- insurance (public liability, general liability, etc.)
- infrastructure projects (eg. construction/upgrade, maintenance, and repairs)
Project category and description
Eligible project examples
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.
Projects that aim to attract, develop, and retain female coaches, officials and leaders, and projects that recognise and celebrate their achievements.
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.
Contact the Grants team firstname.lastname@example.org