David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

2022 Women Leaders in Sport grants: Apply now

September 29, 2021

Applications are now open for Sport Australia’s 2022 Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program which has helped strengthen the role of female leaders in sport for more than two decades.

Now in its 21st year, the highly regarded WLIS program will distribute $370,000 in grants to both individuals and organisations to undertake courses or training which support their professional development and help them thrive as leaders.

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Women Marise Payne said the Federal Government is committed to increasing the number of women leaders in sport.

“We are proud to fund a program which sets new benchmarks for supporting women in sport and assists organisations in taking meaningful steps to achieve gender equity in the workplace,” Minister Payne said.

Federal Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said the program provides women with valuable development opportunities and experiences to progress on their leadership pathway.

“Sport brings communities together and can inspire positive change,” Mr Littleproud said.

“By providing these targeted development opportunities we are supporting the next generation of women leaders in sport.

“To date the WLIS program has supported more than 26,000 women and 100 local, state and national sporting organisations.”

Applications for the WLIS individual and organisation grants close on 15 October 2021.

 More information including the eligibility criteria is available on Sport Australia’s websitewww.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/wlis