Sport for development in Asia

 

Asian Sports Partnerships (ASP) grants program

In 2015 Australian Government announced a new Asian Sport Development Partnerships (ASP) program which will expand Australia’s sport for development cooperation into Asia in 2015-17. The ASP will replicate the success of PSP, delivering direct grants to Australian National Sporting Organisations to support partnerships and innovation in Asia.

All Australian National Sporting Organisations and National Disability Sporting Organisations were invited to submit applications in September 2015 with applications closing in October 2015.  The successful applicants for the 2015-16 round are as follows:

Gender equality through baseball in Jakarta Credit: Baseball Australia

Asian Sports Partnerships (ASP): Small Grants Fund 2015-16

Lead organisation Activity Focus Country Funding (AUD)
Total ASP funding in 2015-16 1,467,470
Badminton Australia Shuttle Time Nepal—Build resilience in children, support inclusion, peacebuilding and health. Nepal 200,000
Baseball Australia Diamonds in the Rough—Gender empowerment and engagement of women and men on violence. Indonesia 100,000
Child Fund Australia Pass it Back (partnered with Asia Rugby) life skills in children and youth for gender equality. Laos 98,320
Cricket Australia Asian Cricket Partnerships Programs—health, gender equality and organisational linkages. Afghanistan, China, Nepal 200,000
FIBA in Oceania Mum’s a Hero—health and nutrition program for older women and families through basketball. Timor-Leste 97,750
Football Federation Australia Just Play India—governance, participation, health, gender, education and water/sanitation India 235,000
Hockey Australia Indigenous India Hockey Program—focus on inclusive participation and emerging leaders. India 70,000
Netball Australia One Netball Asia—education and engagement of women and girls in safe spaces. India, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka 200,000
Table Tennis Australia ASP Smash Down Barriers—focus on improving the lives of people with disability through sport. Thailand 167,200
Tennis Australia Tennis Hot Shots in China—gender, health, disability and wellbeing for urban children. China 99,200

Table 2: footprint of Australian sport for development programs in Asia in 2015-16

footprint of australian sport for development programs in asia in 2015-16

Asian Sports Partnerships (ASP): Small Grants Fund 2016-17

Up to $2 million will be available to Australian National Sporting Organisations and National Disability Sporting Organisations in 2016-17 through the Asian Sports Partnerships small grants round which will open for applications in April 2016.  Further information will be provided on this website in due course.

 

A very level playing field: Cricket in Afghanistan: Credit: ICC

Source Australian Sports Diplomacy Strategy 2015 -2018 – Sport for Development Asia.

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