Change Our Game Grants

We provide a range of grants and funding to support women and girls at all levels in sport and recreation in Victoria.

Making the Call

The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation has partnered with Making The Call to create a pilot program to give women who are interested in broadcasting for Australian Rules football, the information and experience to further their skills in this area.

Through an online program, consisting of five one-hour modules, participants will have the opportunity to access broadcasting mentors and learn broadcasting skills (particularly calling play-by-play, special comments and boundary riding) from a team of industry experts.

By the end of the program, participants will have

  • A broader understanding of the broadcast media environment
  • An understanding of the skills and resources required to work in broadcasting
  • An audio showreel to assist in gaining roles in industry
  • A network of industry experts and peers
  • A plan for their next steps.

Change Our Game Community Activation Grants

The Change Our Game Community Activation Grants Program will fund one-off gender equality in community sport workshops with a focus on diversity, inclusion and creating safe and welcoming environments for all.

Grants of $2,500 are available to support community sport and recreation organisations to attend a Change Our Game Community Activation online workshop involving members of their leadership group. This includes but is not limited to board and committee members, coaches, officials and captains.

The workshops will be facilitated by a representative of the Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (or organisation on their behalf) and will provide guidance and practical steps on how local sport and recreation organisations can drive gender inclusive outcomes by creating a safe and welcoming environment for players, volunteers, committee members and the wider club community.

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).

Change Our Game Scholarship Program

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.

Change Our Game Research Grants Program

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

Change Our Game AICD Foundations of Directorship

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.

Change Our Game Workforce Development Program

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.

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