Sport Access Foundation was officially launched the day before Australia Day, January
25th 2017. The Foundation’s primary purpose was defined as removing barriers and ensuring
every opportunity for children with a disability to access sport.
Today’s announcement of three inaugural grant recipients, coincides with the foundation launching an ongoing partnership with the ASX listed steel company BlueScope.learn more
Sport Access Foundation offers grants to Australian children with a disability, so that they have an opportunity to play and participate in sport.learn more
These grants are available for children and young people aged 7-17 who meet the selection criteria outlined on our webpage. Applications for the inaugural grant in 2017 closed 30 April 2017. We will advise later in the year of 2017 when the second round of grants will be open, likely Feb 2018.learn more
Sport Access Foundation was set up by Katie Kelly, Australia's first Gold Medallist in the sport of Paratriathlon at the 2016 Rio Paralympics.learn more
Each year the foundation provides three grants of $2000 each which can be used for any project that helps to build participation in sport to ensure that no-one gets left on the sidelines.
Applications for 2018 open on 23 March.
Make a difference and make a donation that will go towards providing financial assistance and support to enable children with a physical disability to participate in sporting activities.Donate now
The foundation holds a number of events each year to help raise funds and awareness, support kids to get involved and active in sport as well as providing information and advice.Register now
Have a read through some of our most recent news stories. These feature all the latest information and initiatives from the foundation. This could be details about grants, donations and events or could feature our founder, Katie Kelly, providing tips, behind the scenes in training or where she might be competing next.
Katie Kelly is a Paralympian and won Australia's first Gold Medal in the Paratriathlon when it debuted at the Rio 2016 Paralympics. Katie's guide in Rio was Michelle Jones, 2000 Olympic silver medalist. Katie has won two ITU World Championships (2015 and 2017), and was the first Paratriathlete to be awarded Triathlon Australia's Athlete of the Year Award in 2016.learn more
The core mission of Sport Access Foundation is to provide financial assistance and support to enable children with a physical disability to participate in sporting activities that would otherwise be beyond the financial means of that child or their parent(s) or guardian(s). There are a number of ways in which Sport Access Foundation strives to supply such support.learn more
The Sport Access Foundation Grant will be announced in June 2017. Applications closed 30 April 2017. Grants will be awarded, at the sole discretion of the Sport Access Foundation, to applicants who best demonstrate the desire to succeed in their chosen pursuit and where the financial and moral support from Sports Access Foundation would further their education or personal development.learn more
We are very thankful for all the support, time, input and generosity our partners have given to begin our journey, which will in turn help the journey of many children to play and participate in sport. Our partners make the Sport Access Foundation, and all we are striving to achieve, possible. If you and your business would like to get involved, we would love for you to join us.
Would you like to make a difference to a child to enable them to play sport, get active and have fun? Make a donation today that will go towards helping us to provide financial assistance and support to enable children with a physical disability to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of that child or their support network.Donate Now