Grants and Scholarships
The Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Australian Government Office for Women.
The Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program provides women with opportunities to undertake training to reach their leadership potential within the industry as coaches, officials and administrators. In 2013-14, the Australian Government has committed $400,000 to be distributed through the SLGSfW. As a result, grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for organisations per annum, and scholarships of up to $10,000 per annum over three years, are available. Grants and scholarships are available in the following categories:
- management and administration
- communications, media and marketing.
|2013-14 Applications opened||10 March 2013|
|2013-14 Applications closed||26 April 2013 at 11.59pm EST|
|2013-14 Grant recipients announced||July 2013|
|2013-14 Grant payments activated||July 2013|
|2013-14 Recipient project reports and acquittals due||Monday 30 June 2014|
2013-14 Applications are now closed.
Applications for the 2013-14 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program have now closed. Any applications submitted after 26 April 2013 will be ineligible for funding.
Supporting Documentation Requirements
All applicants will be required to include a supporting organisation contact, or a secondary contact within the organisation. This contact must hold a position with the organisation and must have an email address different from the applicant’s email.
Upon submission of the application, your supporting organisation will receive an automated email for the nominated person to validate and support your application. For an organisation grant, your nominated secondary contact in the organisation will receive an automated email to validate and support your application. A response from the supporting organisation or secondary contact is a requirement to validate your application.
Please note that the validation and support from the organisation is only used to validate the application as per the eligibility. Only the information provided in the application will be used in the assessment process.
All applicants are reviewed for eligibility purposes. All applications deemed to be eligible for funding are assessed by an Internal Assessment Committee comprising representatives from the ASC specialising in the related categories. Applications are shortlisted and undertake a final assessment by an External Assessment Committee including representatives from The Australian Sports Commission, The Office for Women and National Sporting Organisations.
The Assessment Committee nominates the amount of funding allocated to successful applicants, which in some cases, may be less than the requested grant amount. The Assessment Committee may also elect to nominate a Scholarship applicant for an Individual grant.
Applications are assessed on the information provided in the application. Therefore, it is important that applicants answer all questions with as much relevant detail as possible and communicate with the supporting organisation to ensure the validation of support has been provided to the ASC. It is important that applicants do not assume the ASC has detailed information about your organisation, or that you or your organisation will automatically receive funding because you have previously been successful.
In assessing each application, the assessment panel will take the following into consideration:
|Key Assessment Criteria|
|Suitablity of the project||The project is consistent with the objective of the SLGSfW to provide women with opportunities to undertake training to reach their leadership potential within the industry as coaches, officials and administrators.|
|Course impact||The applicant can define how they and the organisation will benefit from the course and how the course will benefit the community, for example, by increasing the number of female role models.|
|Project budget||The applicant can provide a detailed budget that is:
2. Well justified
3. Good value for money
|Ongoing opportunities||The applicant can define how the project will lead to ongoing opportunities for themself and the organisation by progressing along their career pathway, developing better community links and providing aspiring female leaders in the sport industry.|
It is expected that individuals and organisations awarded 2013-14 SLGSfW funding will be announced in July 2013. The ASC will notify all successful applicants with an official letter via email. This will provide detailed information regarding the approved grant amount and course/activity funded, as well as requirements of the grant.
The ASC will pay the approved amount to the recipient from July 2013 upon receiving the required paperwork as outlined in the official successful letter. Payments will be electronically transferred to the bank account that was nominated by you or the organisation through the application process. All individual grsants and scholarship must be paid to the individual’s personal bank account and not to the organisation or alternate business account.
All successful individual grant and scholarship recipients are encouraged to submit a Statement by a Supplier (SBS) form before a payment can be processed. In completing the SBS form the grant recipient is simply stating that they are conducting the course as a private recreational pursuit or hobby and not as a business/enterprise. Organisations are also encouraged to submit a SBS form if an Australian Business Number (ABN) is not supplied in the application.
The SLGSfW has historically been a grant program which is in high demand and is therefore regularly oversubscribed. Is it expected that the ASC will notify all unsuccessful applicants with an official letter via email in July 2013. General feedback for unsuccessful applicants will be available on this webpage following the assessment of applications.
All recipients must complete the project and expend the grant after 1 July 2013 and in accordance with the details provided to the ASC by the applicant in their application. A project report template will be emailed to recipients in March 2014 and a completed report must be provided to the ASC within 30 days of the completion of the project and no later than 30 June 2014.
The grant recipient must maintain complete and accurate records and accounts detailing the use and expenditure of the grant and provide access to these records and accounts by the ASC or its authorised representatives for the purposes of copying the records and auditing the applicant’s use and expenditure of the grant.
A personalised acquittal form will be provided to all recipients at the workshops and via email. The acquittal will outline the approved grant activities the grant was provided for (previously provided in the successful letter), and the amounts for which the recipient is required to spend accordingly and acquit. Receipts or proof of completion will need to be attached to the completed acquittal form and returned to the ASC within 30 days of the completion of the project and no later than 30 June 2014. Any unspent funds, or funds not spent in accordance with the terms and conditions or funding agreement will need to be repaid to the ASC. Please note that recipients will not be eligible to apply for future SLGSfW grants until all received grants have been acquitted and there are no outstanding reporting requirements.
2012-13 Project Reports
Congratulations to the successful recipients of the 2012-13 Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women program. All successful 2012-13 grant and scholarship recipients must submit a Project Report and Acquittal to the ASC within 30 days of the completion of the project and no later than 30 June 2013. The 2012-13 Project Reports are available for downloading under Related downloads at the bottom of this page. Personalised Acquittal Templates were sent to all recipients in 2012 as an attachment in their official letter via email, successfully notified them of receiving a 2012-13 grant/scholarship. If you require another Acquittal Template please email us to request another copy, or for more information call 02 6214 1111.