We provide a range of grants and funding to support women and girls at all levels in sport and recreation in Victoria.
The Change Our Game Scholarship Program provides funding to assist women to access professional learning and development opportunities to enhance skills in sport and recreation leadership and management.
Candidates for the Change Our Game Scholarship Program are to be nominated by recognised state sporting associations, state sport and recreation bodies, local government authorities and regional sports assemblies.
The Change Our Game Research Grant Program is a Victorian Government funding program that assists Victorian researches to undertake research relating to women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Research grants of up to $25,000 per project are available to support and advance research related to women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Victorian-based universities are eligible to apply for funding, and may submit multiple applications for different projects.
Please read the application guidelines carefully before submitting your application.
Applications can be submitted via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR) has partnered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to deliver the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) Foundations of Directorship Course.
The objective of the program is to provide formal training and development opportunities to women who are looking to strengthen their understanding of governance processes with a view of taking on board positions within the sport and recreation sector at regional, state and national level.
The program has been codesigned by AICD and OWSR to contextualise the course materials through the development of case studies and discussion pieces relevant to the governance and oversight of sporting entities.
A three-day Foundations of Directorship program will be offered to women who are new and aspiring directors, senior executives and managers wanting to gain a foundational knowledge of the duties and responsibilities of boards and directors.
The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants will fund one-off community level events that showcase and celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to increase the capacity of community sport and recreation organisations to deliver events that promote gender equality.
The program has three funding streams which are explained in detail in the funding guidelines:
Applications are now closed.
For preliminary information on this grant program please contact the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356 for the cost of a local call (except from a mobile phone) on any weekday between 8:30am and 5pm (except for public holidays).
The Change Our Game Workforce Development program is funding initiatives that grow opportunities for women and girls to take up different roles, paid and volunteer, at all levels in sport and recreation.
The program funds improvements to recruitment processes and assist the delivery of training and additional supports to up-skill and empower women to realise their career aspirations in coaching/instructing, officiating and administration.
The program supports initiatives designed to improve organisations’ capacity to meet the needs of women and girls in the workforce, including recruitment, training and development and recognition.
Applications are now closed.