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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

Assessment

Assessment of Applications

Applications were assessed against the following key assessment criteria:

WLIS Individual Leadership Workshops WLIS Individual Development Grants
  • Applicant’s leadership aspirations
  • Quality of the application that sufficient information is provided to demonstrate how the applicant and their sporting organisation will benefit from attending the WLIS Leadership Workshop
  • Applicant’s leadership aspirations
  • Quality of the application that sufficient information is provided to demonstrate how the applicant and their sporting organisation will benefit from the proposed course/training
WLIS Organisation Leadership Workshops WLIS Organisation Development Grants
  • The organisation has a clear selection process for the women targeted to attend the workshop
  • Quality of the application that sufficient information is provided to demonstrate the short term and long term impacts on the participants attending the WLIS Leadership Workshops
  • The organisation is committed to support the participants with the post workshop activities/projects to extend the learning from the workshop
  • The proposed project will enhance the leadership capabilities of the participants
  • The proposed project has measurable objectives and outcomes and a well-planned timeline and milestones
  • Quality of the application that sufficient information is provided to demonstrate the impacts of the project on the participants, the organisation and the sport
  • The organisation will demonstrate their commitment to follow up the project to assist the participants to progress on their leadership pathway
  • The proposed budget is balanced, realistic, well justified and good value for money, and with organisation contribution if possible

Successful applications demonstrated:

  • Consistency with the objective of the WLIS program - to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sport industry.
  • A flow on effect to the organisation and the community, especially if the project increased opportunities for other females and/or provided female role models. *The project would lead to ongoing opportunities for the applicants/participants.
  • The identification of a solution to an existing leadership gap e.g. a lack of high level female officials.
  • A clear understanding of project objectives, costs, completion dates and expected outcomes (grant applications only).
  • Good value for money – e.g. a detailed budget that included reasonable and eligible costs and/or the organisation provided a quality leadership course targeted at multiple female participants (organisation grant applications only).
  • An appropriate financial contribution from the organisation (organisation grant applications only).

Thank you to all applicants for your interest in the WLIS program and your ongoing commitment to promoting women in leadership roles within sport.

If you have any further queries, please contact the WLIS team at funding@sportaus.gov.au.

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