Sporting clubs and organisations have until next Monday to apply for grants under the 2019 Her Sport Her Way Program.
The women's sport landscape has changed significantly in recent years. Sports have been challenged to provide opportunities for women and girls in sports which were not traditionally offered or played.
The Her Sport Her Way program aims to increase the number of women and girls playing sport and improve the retention of adolescent girls, increase the number of women in leadership positions both on and off the field and build gender inclusive sporting cultures and environments.
The program part of the Office of Sport's Women in Sport Strategy with the goal to build a stronger sport sector where women and girls are valued, recognised and have equal choices and opportunities to lead and participate.
"Across the Cessnock electorate we have several sporting organisations who offer avenues for women and girls to participate in sport. This program offers the opportunity for more females to get involved in local sport in participatory and leadership roles." Cessnock MP Clayton Barr said.
"Women and girls who participate in sport receive significant physical, psychological and social benefits."
Funding is available for grants from $5000 to $50,000 and are part of the NSW government program.
For more information and eligibility criteria please visit: www.sport.nsw.gov.au/clubs/grants/her-sport-her-way
Applications close at 5pm, on Monday, September 16.