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Women Leaders in Sport Development Grants available

Thursday 18, Feb 2021

Sport Australia has opened applications for the 2021 Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) Development Grants and Leadership Workshops.

The WLIS Program provides women in the Australian sport industry with opportunities to gain new skills, knowledge and qualifications to progress on their leadership pathway in the sector. There are 3 different opportunities available, as follows:

  • Category 1 – Online Leadership Workshops: delivered to women who are active within the industry and those that are seeking to transition into the sports industry;
  • Category 2 – Individual Development Grants: Provide women with opportunities to undertake a range of developmental programs and training to progress on their leadership pathway, to the value of $10,000 to support professional development;
  • Category 3 – Organisation Development Grants: Encourage national and state sporting organisations to build leadership competencies and capabilities, for women in sport, to the value of $20,000.

Further detail regarding the WLIS Program, including eligibility criteria and Terms and Conditions for each Category, as well as the application process, is available from the Sport Australia website.

Sport Australia Website

The WLIS Program represents an excellent opportunity for women to advance their leadership prospects in the sector, and I encourage you to promote the Program. To maximise awareness, it would be appreciated if you could distribute the information about the WLIS Program through your Member network.

Please note that applications must be lodged on the Sport Australia website and close at 5:00pm on Wednesday 17 March 2021. Any enquiries about the Program can be directed to Sport Australia at or 02 6214 1463.