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Selection Criteria 2017

Each year we offer three grants of $2000 each for children and teenagers aged 7-17 years with a physical or intellectual disability. The aim of the grant is to provide financial assistance and support to enable children and teenagers to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of that child or their parent(s) or guardian(s).

Below you find the Selection Criteria for our inaugural Grant in 2017.
Applications for 2018 will open at the end of March. At the same time you will find the updated selection criteria and application process here.

Selection Process

The Foundation will review all applications based on them meeting the selection criteria below. All applicants will be informed about the outcome, usually within two months of the closing date of the applications.

The decisions of the Sports Access Foundation for the grants are final and there is no appeal process for unsuccessful applicants. However, unsuccessful applicants may apply for future grants offered by Sport Access Foundation.
Applicants must be 7 to 17 years old in the same calendar year of the application and living with a physical or intellectual disability* 
Applicants who have a stated desire to pursue their chosen field of sport and aspire to achieve excellence in their performance
Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia
Be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in:
an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisation (NSO), or
an official state school sport championship endorsed by a School Sport Australia member body, or
a national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia, or
an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or School Sport Australia
Applicants who have demonstrated initiative and commitment to challenge themselves and achieve their goals
If shortlisted for a grant, provide a medical certificate verifying the physical or intellectual impairment*
If shortlisted for a grant, provide two references from any of coach, mentor, teacher or employer
If shortlisted for a grant, participate in an interview – face to face or via video-con (skype)
Recipients will need to accept all T&Cs of the contract and application process
T&C include conditions around expenditure of grant and proof of services or products acquired

You may be considered as having a disability if:

you have an impairment or condition that is likely to be permanent (i.e. it is likely to be life long) and 
your impairment substantially reduces your ability to participate effectively in activities, or perform tasks or actions unless you have:
assistance from other people or
you have assistive technology or equipment (other than common items such as glasses) or
you can't participate effectively even with assistance or aides and equipment and
your impairment affects your capacity for social and economic participation 
*An impairment that varies in intensity e.g. because the impairment is of a chronic episodic nature, may still be permanent, despite the variation.
I can Apply

Applications for our 2018 Grants
will open on 23 of March.

More information coming soon.

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