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Covid-19 has impacted Australian sport at all levels of our community

The financial impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to Australian sport; from our most successful athletes who compete on a national and international stage, right through to community and club sports that rely on membership fees and local sponsorships to keep the lights on.

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In May and June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, we created a survey to understand the impact on clubs and the funding they needed to recover. The survey results showed that community sports clubs are at a crisis point and thousands need urgent and co-ordinated financial support to survive.

Impact of COVID-19 on Community Sport in Australia

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Impact of COVID-19 on athletes in Australia

In November and December 2020, with travel restrictions, lockdowns, postponed and cancelled competitions, financial uncertainty and health implications due to COVID-19 we sought to understand the impact the global pandemic has had on our athletes.


We created a short survey to understand the financial, mental and physical impacts on athletes and the support needed to assist.


The survey results showed that Australian athletes are underfunded, have limited financial security, and rely on their families or outside employment to survive.

DOWNLOAD ATHLETE REPORT

Covid-19 has impacted Australian sport at all levels of our community

The financial impact of COVID-19 has been devastating to Australian sport; from our most successful athletes who compete on a national and international stage, right through to community and club sports that rely on membership fees and local sponsorships to keep the lights on.


Impact of COVID-19 on Community Sport in Australia


In May and June 2020, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia, we created a survey to understand the impact on clubs and the funding they needed to recover.


The survey results showed that community sports clubs are at a crisis point and thousands need urgent and co-ordinated financial support to survive.


Impact of COVID-19 on athletes in Australia


In November and December 2020, with travel restrictions, lockdowns, postponed and cancelled competitions, financial uncertainty and health implications due to COVID-19 we sought to understand the impact the global pandemic has had on our athletes.


We created a short survey to understand the financial, mental and physical impacts on athletes and the support needed to assist.


The survey results showed that Australian athletes are underfunded, have limited financial security, and rely on their families or outside employment to survive.


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DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT


The Australian Sports Foundation is Australia’s peak charitable body for sport, and the only organisation in Australia for which donations to sport are tax deductible.


Our mission is to help Australian community and grassroots sports clubs thrive, so that every Australian can benefit from the health and social impacts of sport, and to provide financial support to our athletes so they can perform to their potential.


We channel funds provided by philanthropic donors to clubs and athletes in need, as well as provide platforms and tools to help clubs and athletes with their own local fundraising.

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The Australian Sports Foundation can help

HERE TO HELP

The Australian Sports Foundation is Australia’s peak charitable body for sport, and the only organisation in Australia for which donations to sport are tax deductible.


Our mission is to help Australian community and grassroots sports clubs thrive, so that every Australian can benefit from the health and social impacts of sport.


We channel funds provided by philanthropic donors to clubs in need, as well as provide platforms and tools to help clubs with their own local fundraising.

The Australian Sports Foundation can help

Entire communities are at risk

This crisis isn’t just about clubs temporarily being out of action, or sportspeople not being able to compete. Entire communities are at risk. Sport provides physical activity, a sense of identity and social engagement, and enhances physical, mental, and emotional health. It is the lifeblood for many communities. In helping sport survive and thrive, we are helping communities right across Australia.

About the Australian Sports Foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation was set up by the Hawke Government in the 1980’s, and today is Australia’s national sports fundraising charity.


Sport is at the heart of every community which is why we have helped thousands of sporting clubs, organisations, schools and athletes across Australia with funding. In the last 30 years we have distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to Aussie sports clubs and athletes to help develop an inclusive and active sporting nation, strengthening local communities.


We are committed to an inclusive Australia where everyone can play.

Entire communities are at risk

This crisis isn’t just about clubs temporarily being out of action, or sportspeople not being able to compete. Entire communities are at risk. Sport provides physical activity, a sense of identity and social engagement, and enhances physical, mental, and emotional health. It is the lifeblood for many communities. In helping sport survive and thrive, we are helping communities right across Australia.

About the Australian Sports Foundation

The Australian Sports Foundation was set up by the Hawke Government in the 1980’s, and today is Australia’s national sports fundraising charity.


Sport is at the heart of every community which is why we have helped thousands of sporting clubs, organisations, schools and athletes across Australia with funding. In the last 30 years we have distributed hundreds of millions of dollars to Aussie sports clubs and athletes to help develop an inclusive and active sporting nation, strengthening local communities.


We are committed to an inclusive Australia where everyone can play.

Want to donate?

Help Australian athletes and community clubs recover by donating to the Australian Sports Foundation today.

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Want to donate ?

Help Australian athletes and community clubs recover by donating to the Australian Sports Foundation today.

Patrick Walker

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Mark Stockwell

CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

Patrick Walker

Mark Stockwell

CHIEF EXECUTIVE

OFFICER

CHAIRMAN OF

THE BOARD