AIS banner

Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Office for Women. 

The objective of the WLIS grant program is to provide female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sports industry to reach their leadership potential.

2016 WLIS applications opening soon!

There are two types of grants available:

  1. Individual grant of up to $5,000 per annum
  2. Organisation grant of up to $10,000 per annum. 

Grants are available in the following categories:

  • Coaching
  • Communications, media and marketing
  • Governance (board/committees)
  • Management and administration
  • Officiating. 

As part of the WLIS grant program, the ASC conducts a two-day sport leadership workshop for grant recipients.  The workshop aims to develop the participant’s leadership capabilities to progress within sport as an administrator, coach or official, and to enable them to effectively manage the challenges within their sport and life in general.

Attendance at one of the 2016 WLIS Leadership Workshops is mandatory to all 2016 WLIS grant recipients.

All organisation grant recipients must nominate an aspiring female leader from within the organisation who is participating in the WLIS grant funded project to attend the workshop.

Key Information

Description Timeframe
Applications open TBA
Applications close TBA
Supporting Documentation due TBA
Grant recipients notified of outcome TBA
Grant payments activated TBA

2016 WLIS Leadership Workshops
- Brisbane
- Adelaide
- Sydney
- Melbourne


6-7 Feb 2016
27-28 Feb 2016
19-20 Mar 2016
16-17 Apr 2016

2016 Recipient project reports and acquittals due TBA

Contact Us

For any questions, please contact the Women Leaders in Sport grant program administrators by Email: wlis@ausport.gov.au

Follow us

follow us on facebook follow us on youtube follow us on twitter follow us on stackla follow us on instagram

Did you know?

Australia's most successful Olympic event is the Men's 1500m Freestyle.

Quick numbers

141 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online coaching course.
35 thousand kilometres were swum by Petria Thomas while at the AIS.
26 thousand people have so far completed the ASC online officiating course.
0.5 million people visit the AIS each year.