ASC Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women Now Open

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Australian Government Office for Women (OfW) are looking to develop more Australian women in leadership and decision making roles in sport.

Applications are now open for the 2010–11 round of the ASC and OfW’s Sports Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women.

These Australian Government grants and scholarships are offered to inspire and assist women in the sports industry to reach their full potential in leadership, through education and development opportunities.

The ASC invites women from all areas and levels of the Australian sports community to apply, including women involved in sport as managers, administrators, media and communication officers, coaches, officials, and women in sport governance.

Women from culturally diverse backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, women in rural and regional areas and women with disability are encouraged to apply.

The grants include scholarships for women in upper sports management of up to $10,000 a year for three years, one-off grants of up to $5,000 for individuals and up to $10,000 for approved organisations.

Last year’s grants supported 132 projects across the country in developing women’s leadership skills in their sport. Now in its ninth year, these grants have supported more than 16,000 women around Australia.

Applications close on Friday 30 April 2010. Terms and conditions apply.

For more information, visit www.ausport.gov.au/women  or call 1800 224 412