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 Community Activation Grants Program funds one-off community level events that celebrate the role of women and girls in sport and active recreation.
Grants of up to $10,000 are available to support community sport and recreation organisations to deliver events that promote gender equality. Activities do not have to be women-only events but can also include events that are open to the whole community (men and boys as well as women and girls).
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.
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 Women in Sports Broadcasting program is designed to give women who are interested in sports broadcasting, the information and experience to further their skills in this area.
The program is delivered both online and in-person (subject to any COVID-19 restrictions) and consists of five modules over three sessions. Participants will have the opportunity to access broadcasting mentors and are provided broadcasting tips from a team of industry experts.
From TV to radio, play-by-play, expert comments and broadcasting from the boundary, courtside and in the commentary box, the program helps women determine where their interests lie and identify what their next steps might be.
By the end of the program, participants will have:
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.
The Office for Women in Sport and Recreation (OWSR) has partnered with the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) to deliver the Change Our Game Women's Governance Program.
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.