Women’s sport receives funding boost

The NSW Government continues to break down barriers in women’s sport following the opening of the $650,000 Her Sport Her Way Grant Program.

The Her Sport Her Way Grant Program is providing more than $2.5 million over four years to State Sporting Organisations and State Sporting Organisations for People with Disability to help increase participation, promote leadership and encourage inclusivity.

Minister for Tourism and Sport Stuart Ayres said the program provided a platform to drive change in women’s sport.

“We are committed to building a stronger sport sector where women and girls are valued, recognised and have equal choices and opportunities to lead and participate,” Mr Ayres said.

“The Her Sport Her Way Grants Program enables sports to develop innovative ways to encourage participation, promote role models and foster inclusivity.

“I urge all NSW sporting organisations to explore how to get more women and girls involved in sport, both on and off the field, and apply for a grant.”

Minister for Women Bronnie Taylor said the grants will deliver a welcome boost that will benefit the whole community.

“Women’s sport is going from strength to strength. The Her Sport Her Way Grants Program is a fantastic way to inspire even more girls and young women to get involved in sport,” Mrs Taylor said.

Grants of $10,000 – $50,000 are available with sports able to seek grants for multiple projects across various locations.

The Her Sport Her Way Grants Program is part of the NSW Government’s women in sport strategy, Her Sport Her Way, which is driving change for women’s sport in NSW.

As a result of the strategy, the NSW Government has prioritised $450 million in investment in female friendly facilities through its sports infrastructure funding programs pools.

“Through this significant investment, we are making sport safer and more inclusive for women and girls across NSW.”

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