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In partnership with Spartan Sports over a $1 million of sporting equipment was given away! We called the grant initiative Balls4All and it was the biggest donation of sporting goods to clubs, schools and organisations in Australian history.
This grant initiative aimed to increase the participation of people over 18 in sports. Statistics show that sport registration numbers drop significantly once Australians turn 18, so we wanted to support both traditional organised sports and modified social sports that suit a busy adult lifestyle.
In partnership with Spartan Sports, we distributed sporting equipment to 23 worthy recipients. This ranged from giving the correct size balls for juniors through to purchasing a trailer for transporting equipment.
The 2015 grant round focussed on increasing participation in sport for youths aged 16 years and under. Over 800 applications were submitted for the grant round, with over $5 million in grants requested. We received $155,000 from generous donors, which allowed 24 clubs and organisations to receive grants, benefiting over 7,500 children from all over Australia.
In 2014 we provided financial support to innovative grassroots projects focused on increasing youth participation in sport. We awarded grants to over 30 organisations throughout Australia. The projects funded saw 14,000 Australians in various communities benefit from the grants.