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 open now! Click the links below to apply.

There are two types of grants available, please follow the below links to start your application:

  1. Individual grant of up to $5,000 per annum, or
  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

    Applications open 15 Aug
    Applications close (7:00pm AEST) 9 Sep
    Supporting Documentation due 25 Sep
    Grant recipients notified of outcome Nov 2015
    Grant payments activated Dec 2015

    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 31 Dec 2016

    *The ASC covers the cost of flights, accommodation and some meals for the WLIS Leadership Workshop and this does not need to be factored into Grant applications.

    Contact Us

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

    Download a print friendly version of the 2016 WLIS Information Booklet


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