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Female participation in sports grants

Female participation in sports grants

Sports clubs in the City of Whittlesea can apply for grants to encourage the participation of women in sports at all levels in the municipality.

About our Female Participation in Sports Grants

Grants of up to $3,000 (ex GST) are available to local sporting clubs to create or enhance opportunities and projects aimed at increasing female participation in sport, as players, coaches, umpires and in leadership roles.

Participating in sports offers many health and wellbeing benefits, as well as increasing self-esteem, interpersonal networks, social inclusion and community connections.

Despite these benefits, there are low rates of participation of women and girls in all levels of sport, as players, coaches, officials and in leadership positions.

Our aim is to assist clubs to develop projects that promote and encourage equal participation of women and girls in sports across the municipality.

Key dates

The grant round opens on Monday 11 February 2019 and closes on Sunday 10 March 2019.

Successful applicants will have 12 months to complete their projects.

Guidelines and useful resources

Conditions of grant

Sports clubs may apply for funding if they can provide evidence that:

  • The club is located within the City of Whittlesea
  • The club is registered with their relevant State Sporting Body/Association
  • The club has acquitted all previous grants with the City of Whittlesea
  • The club is committed to attending a Gender Equity Workshop on Wednesday 20 March 2019.

How to apply

More information

Contact the Community Development Grants Officer on 9217 2397 or email