Australian Sports Commission

The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) provides funding to Deaf Sports Australia (DSA) in recognition of DSA’s National Sports Organisation for Disability (NSOD) status.

We receive an annual grant to enable us to provide a national service and we are also able to seek project grants. One recent project grant we received was in 2022 – a partnership grant to collaborate with the AFL in increasing participation of deaf and hard of hearing children and adults in AFL.

We have also been granted access funds to provide Auslan translation of ASC information.

An important change in how sports are funded and faciliated was currently being implemented through the ‘Play Well’ strategy. This strategy will be implemented from 2024 onwards with the aim to better support all Australians’ participation in sport.

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