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Women Leaders in Sport Grants

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) program is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Office for Women.

The objective of the WLIS program is to provide women with development opportunities to reach their leadership potential in the sports industry.

Since its inception in 2002, WLIS has supported over 23,000 women in sport for leadership development. WLIS has been highly regarded in the Australian sport community. Many notable women leaders in sport are previous recipients of WLIS.

WLIS in 2017 comprises of the following components:

  1. Individual Development Grants,
  2. Organisation Leadership Development Grants, and
  3. Targeted Leadership Development Program

For information on Individual Development Grants and Organisation Leadership Development Grants click on the tabs below. Information on the Targeted Leadership Development Program will be available soon. 

WLIS applications for 2017 are now closed.

2017 applicants will receive the outcome of their application via email starting on Monday 12 December 2016. Thank you for your patience.

2017 WLIS Key Dates

Individual and Organisation Grants
Applications open
1 September 2016 at 9:00am AEST
Applications close
5 October 2016 at 5:00pm AEST
Application outcomes to applicants
Mid-December 2016
Successful grants payments processed
December 2016/January 2017

You can find more information on the 2017 program in our Information Booklet.

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