Dubbo and district sportswomen are being encouraged to apply for the 2005 Sport Leadership Grants for Women.
Applications close Friday January 28 and there are obviously plenty of local area people who would be eligible.
The national grants scheme creates opportunities for Australian women to make their mark in sports leadership roles.
The Australian Government through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) and Office for Women will invest $400,000 in the delivery of the grants for women programs across Australia.
The grants program is designed to provide women with an opportunity to undertake accredited sport leadership training and development in coaching, officiating, governance and management.
A priority of the grants scheme will be the continued support of women in sports leadership roles from rural and remote communities.
ASC CEO Mark Peters said the Sports Commission was committed to improving the participation of women in leadership and decision-making roles in sport including positions as coaches, officials and administrators.
“Improving the participation of women in coaching, officiating and administration is vital to the future growth of Australian sport,” Peters said.
“Women’s participation in these roles will greatly benefit Australian sport with a larger pool of volunteers, increased membership, and broader representation in leadership and decision-making roles.”
The grants are available in five key areas: high performance coaching and officiating; indigenous women in rural and remote communities; women in disability sport; women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and women in general sport leadership.
Funding of up to $5000 is available to successful individual applicants and up to $10,000 for approved organisations.
For more details about the grants go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/women/grants.asp.
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