Play our Way program opened

The Play Our Way program is aiming to help encourage participation and inclusion of women and girls in sport. Picture: ON FILE

On 18 March 2024, the Play Our Way program grant opportunity opened for applications.

$200 million will be provided for the program over 3 years from 2024–25 to 2026–27.

The program will provide funding for local solutions and improvements that address participation barriers faced by women and girls. The following types of organisations can apply for funding through a competitive grant opportunity:

local governments

community organisations

not-for-profit organisations

sporting organisations.

Successful organisations will use the grants to:

provide safe, inclusive, quality and sustainable facilities, equipment and initiatives

help women and girls to remain involved in sport and physical activity for life.

The Department of Health designed the program with help from experts across sport and government. This includes an expert advisory panel of women with experience in community and professional sport.

Applications will close at 2pm on 29 April 2024.

Applicants will be able to apply for funding under 2 streams:


Participation and Equipment.

Full details are available on GrantConnect. All questions about the program should be directed to