Pacific Sports Partnerships Innovation Fund 2015-17
Up to $1 million in small grants will be awarded over 2015-17 to Australian sporting organisations to encourage partnerships and activities in the Pacific that complement the PSP program.
The fund is designed to support innovation and foster new partnerships through sport in the Pacific. All Australian National Sporting Organisations and National Disability Sporting Organisations were invited to apply on 1 December 2015. A total of 13 Innovation Fund grants were awarded (see table 2).
Table 2: Organisations and activities supported though the Pacific Sports Partnerships Innovation Fund 2015-17
|Australian Rugby League Commission
||Education and gender equality evaluation; PNGRFL coaching capacity curriculum; and gender equality and domestic violence awareness campaign
|Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji and Tonga
|Australian Rugby Union
||Community Heroes – physical activity amongst girls and women; vocational skills; female leaders; holistic partnerships
|Badminton Australia/Badminton Oceania/
Netball Australia/ Cricket Australia/International Cricket Council
|Badminton, Netball, Cricket, Football and Rugby League
||Pacific Sports Media and Communications Training in partnership with ABC International Development
||Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, Samoa, Tonga and Fiji
|Cricket, Netball, Basketball and Rugby League
||Pacific Women's Sports Leadership Program – increase leadership capability and confidence of women in sport
||Papua New Guinea and Pacific Regional
|FIBA in Oceania
||Pacific Youth Leaders Basketball Camp – life skills, non-communicable diseases awareness and inclusion
|Football Federation Australia
||Advancing Local Knowledge Through Community-Based Monitoring and Evaluation – a pilot study
||Fiji and Vanuatu
||AeroGym Fiji – non-communicable diseases, women and children, disability inclusion, through movement and dance
||Pacific Hockey Program – active and healthy lifestyles, gender equality, social inclusion through new Hockey 5s format
||Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu
||SamoaNet and Kau Mai Tonga Netipolo programs to support health and education outcomes
||Samoa and Tonga
|Oceania Athletics Association
||Athletics for the Future – healthy living and disability inclusion for remote atoll communities
||Get Healthy Rowing PNG – healthy living, physical activity
||Papua New Guinea
|Table Tennis Australia,
Oceania Badminton and Oceania Paralympic Committee
|Table Tennis and Badminton
||Research project – can sports change attitudes towards children with disabilities?
||Fiji, Solomon Islands and Tonga
||Tennis Hot Shots in Fiji – adapting Tennis Australia's learn through play program to increase physical activity of girls and their families in Fiji
Pacific sport for development programs which have recently concluded
Pacific Sport Development Grants ($1.2m over 5 years) – Concluded30 June 2014: grants of up to AUD $10,000 provided for targeted small-medium sized community sport projects that help contribute to social development outcomes.
ASOP Country Programs ($13m over 5 years) - Concluded 30 June 2015: delivered by government and civil society partners in Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga and Vanuatu. Activities focused on using sport to enhance the lives of people with disability and promote healthy behaviours amongst target populations.
ASOP Country Programs were hugely successful in many country settings, with many ASOP-funded programs being absorbed into partner-government ministries as ongoing activities upon conclusion of Australian funding.
Further information on sport for development programs and achievements can be found at: on the Clearinghouse for Sport website.