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LAUNCH - 2023 Sport Access Foundation Honour Roll Announced

Friday, November 17, 2023
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Sport Access Foundation announced the 2023 sporting grant recipients which included 14 young Australians and 4 Sporting Clubs at Griffith University.

Every year we receive over a hundred applications from young Australians with disability 7-17 years sharing their passion and goals to achieve their own sporting achievements.

Since we founded on Australia Day in 2017 we have given away over $85,000 in grants, with over 700 applying, from every state and territory.

Three of our recipients are now Dual Paralympians, several are World Champions, and many have reached regional, state and national championships.

We offer four categories of grants to ensure we reach those aspiring for big goals as the Paralympics as well as those who need access to equipment, inclusive coaching or travel costs to participate in their local sporting team.

But there's still a gap. Every year about 80% of applicants miss out.

As a registered charity, we have kept our costs low, and our goal is to ensure every $ we receive from our community of fundraisers, goes straight to our grant funding pool. Any support you can give by sharing the work of the Foundation is invaluable.

We welcome companies and supporters who are interested in investing in Equity, Inclusion and Access. That is what we strive for.

We want to ensure every young Australian who applies for support is able to access to sport, to play alongside their mates and to know that they belong.

If you want to know what overcoming adversity is, or how one builds character, then...... you will enjoy the slides below which includes the full 2023 Honour Roll,

Thank you to our inaugural 2017 honour roll member and Paralympics Australia and Swimming Australia athlete Col Pearse for sharing the impact of a Sport Access Foundation grant, to Inclusive Futures: Reimagining Disability for all your support, Michael Dobbie-Bridges PLY our Event MC.

Also to our founding partner BlueScope fellow Board Members Sarah Archer Kristie Keast Matthew Kelly Grantley Creighton Morgan Lander Martin Kelly Ward Keller and Sam Notley Roberts + Morrow

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Photo description: Katie pictured with recipients Alexis, Grace, Brody and Col Pearse.

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