About the project


Sport Access Foundation offers grants to Australian children with a disability so that they have an opportunity to play and participate in sport.

Funds raised by Sport Access Foundation go towards providing financial assistance - through annual grants - for key sports projects and events for Australian kids who have a disability.

Grants will also help to provide products or services that will enable disabled children better access to participate in a local sporting club or activity. Grants will be given to provide financial assistance and support to enable children with a physical disability to participate in sporting activities that are otherwise beyond the financial means of that child or their parent(s) or guardian(s), including to provide financial assistance for the following:

  • the costs of travelling to and from sporting events and training;
  • the costs of participating in sporting events including participation, entry or enrolment fees;
  • the purchase of specialist sport equipment or clothing;
  • the purchase of protective or adaptive equipment; and
  • the costs of consulting with health professionals to develop an appropriate sporting program for that child;
  • engage and coordinate with other institutions to provide that child with support and access to appropriate sporting programs, sporting activities and other resources to help them achieve their sporting goals (particularly in their local communities); and
  • to solicit donations, gifts, bequests and other forms of financial assistance to further, or for the benefit of, these objects (including by conducting fundraising initiatives); and
  • all matters incidental to and ancillary to the above mentioned objects (including in relation to generating alternate revenue sources through social enterprise and commercial activity).

Sport Access Foundation is proudly supported by its founding partner BlueScope Steel, and King Wood & Mallesons, Zoggs Australia, Harvey Norman, Tagzart Design and Triathlon Australia.


Round 2 Grants are now open, with three grants of $2,000 available to help young Australians living with a disability access Sport. Thank you to The June Canavan Foundation for providing the funds for Round 2 and to The Primary Club of Australia for their support. There is also a fourth grant funded by BMD Group open to an Indigenous Australian aged 7-17 years living in the Northern Territory. For more details visit www.sportaccessfoundation.org.au


Sport Access Foundation was set up by Katie Kelly OAM, Australia's first Gold Medallist in the sport of Paratriathlon at the 2016 Rio Paralympics. Katie trains with Triathlon Australia's High Performance squad on the Gold Coast, under Coach Dan Atkins. After winning the 2017 World Championships, Katie is training for the 2018 World Championships with Tokyo 2020 Paralympics her longer term goal.

  • Michy

    Love your work Team KK. All the best to all you lovely people & kiddies. Keep having fun. Michy xo

  • Emma Vartanian

    On behalf of GOLDOC Touch Football

  • Carolyn Thompson

    Such an awesome foundation. Keep up the amazing work!

  • Mark Taggart

    Love to support Sport Access Foundation where I can. Katie you are an inspiration and a good friend.

  • Geoffrey Verco

    I wish my donation to be used to cover any admin fees charged by ASF on donations by the Primary Club of Australia to the Sport Access Foundation.

  • Chris Pilling

    Hi KK - Happy New Year!

  • Matthew Webber

    Completely and utterly inspired by the grace, intelligence and work ethic of Katie Kelly. A privilege to know her and support her work.

  • Bill Moss Foundation

  • Jemima Findlay

    Contributing to making a difference... Way to go Katie a great achievement.

  • Mark Taggart


  • Mish

    For all you legends and fun, happy, smiling times :))

  • Martin Kelly

    Put in the efforts!!

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