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:
Asian Sports Partnerships (ASP): Small Grants Fund 2015-16
|Total ASP funding in 2015-16
||Shuttle Time Nepal—Build resilience in children, support inclusion, peacebuilding and health.
||Diamonds in the Rough—Gender empowerment and engagement of women and men on violence.
|Child Fund Australia
||Pass it Back (partnered with Asia Rugby) life skills in children and youth for gender equality.
||Asian Cricket Partnerships Programs—health, gender equality and organisational linkages.
||Afghanistan, China, Nepal
|FIBA in Oceania
||Mum’s a Hero—health and nutrition program for older women and families through basketball.
|Football Federation Australia
||Just Play India—governance, participation, health, gender, education and water/sanitation
||Indigenous India Hockey Program—focus on inclusive participation and emerging leaders.
||One Netball Asia—education and engagement of women and girls in safe spaces.
||India, Nepal, Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka
|Table Tennis Australia
||ASP Smash Down Barriers—focus on improving the lives of people with disability through sport.
||Tennis Hot Shots in China—gender, health, disability and wellbeing for urban children.
Table 2: 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.