The scholarships are targeted at women already working in sport and recreation organisations, who have fewer opportunities to set up and lead due to the male dominated nature of sport.
This program seeks to break down this barrier and start levelling the playing field for women.
There will be as many as 24 scholarships each year, ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, to provide professional development to enhance skills in sport leadership and management.
It comes on top of a range of Victorian Government initiates – from establishing Victoria’s first Office for Women in Sport and Recreation, to upgrading or building more than 100 new female-friendly facilities across the state.
Our record $14 million Female-Friendly Facilities Fund has already helped more than 200 clubs transform their ageing facilities to get more women and girls involved and active.
To inspire our next generation of stars, the Victorian Government has landed some of the biggest events in women’s sport – securing the Women’s T20 World Cup final at the MCG on International Women’s Day in 2020.
Since 2014, the Victorian Government has also brought the Matildas to town to play New Zealand and China, Australia v New Zealand Rugby Woman’s 7’s and supported the Women’s Victorian Open to secure sanctioning on the Ladies European Tour.
Nominations for the Change Our Game scholarship program are now open. For more information visit Change our Game Scholarship Program