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Grants and Funding

Women Leaders in Sport

Providing women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sport industry

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australia Government initiative that is managed by Sport Australia in partnership with the Office for Women.

The WLIS program aims to provide women with development opportunities enabling more women to reach their full leadership potential in the sports industry.

From career start, through to boardroom, the program ensures that women are exposed to and receive targeted development.

WLIS 2021 grants and workshops information booklet

Important dates

  • Applications open: 9:30am (AEDT) Friday 12 February 2021
  • Applications close: 5:00pm (AEDT) Wednesday 17 March 2021
  • Applicants notified: April 2021
  • Grant payments processed: May 2021

Program opportunities

WLIS in 2021 will provide opportunities in three categories:


2021 WLIS successful applicants

Previous WLIS successful applicants

Disclosure of information

Sport Australia will treat any personal information in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 and the Australian Privacy Principles.

Personal information can only be disclosed to someone for the primary purpose for which it is collected unless an exemption applies.

Personal information submitted via the online application is collected by Sport Australia for the purpose of considering applications for and administering the Program.

The personal details of successful applicants (including name, home state, sport, the value of the grant awarded and a brief description of the purpose for the program) may be released by Sport Australia to the public and the media for the use of promotional and educational purposes.

See the Sport Australia Privacy Policy for more information.

Enquires and feedback

If you have any questions regarding the 2021 WLIS Program, please contact:

Phone: +61 2 6214 1463
Business Hours:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-5:00pm (AEDT)*
Saturday-Sunday: Closed
* excluding national and ACT public holidays

If you wish to lodge a complaint regarding the program this can be done using Sport Australia’s complaints form.

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