Individuals and clubs can now apply for wheelchair tennis equipment amongst other para-sport equipment aimed to reduce the barriers and challenges faced by many athletes with disabilities.
It is designed to provide opportunities for Australians with disabilities to participate and compete in Para-sport by addressing some of the most significant challenges faced by Para-athletes and programs; the costs associated with obtaining Para-sport equipment, which in many cases must be customised for the participant. Delivered in collaboration with Paralympics Australia’s key stakeholders, the fund aims to offer a range of equipment access solutions for Para-athletes and participation programs to enable more people with a disability to participate in Para-sport.
The primary focus of the program is to support individuals and programs at the entry participation level, however Para-athletes and programs with a focus of higher levels within the pathway may also be considered.
The closing date has been extended as a result of Covid-19, with the new closing date of Friday November 6, 2020.
To apply for the funding head to – https://www.paralympic.org.au/programs/equipment-fund/