Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Confident Girls Foundation?
The Confident Girls Foundation aims to provide opportunities for vulnerable girls to thrive through netball. Using netball as a delivery tool, we are assisting vulnerable girls and their communities to overcome gender, social and cultural barriers. We want them to recognise that they have the skills and capabilities to achieve their dreams.
We raise funds, and distribute them to netball membership organisations and community organisations across Australia who run inclusive programs building resilience. Through netball, the Confident Girls Foundation is creating opportunities for girls to come together and build confidence, empowerment, leadership, acceptance, and a sense of belonging, transforming confident girls into confident women.
How can I support the Confident Girls Foundation
If you want to get involved, there are many ways that you can show us your support:
Make a donation
This is the easiest option for you to get involved. If you are not able to organise a fundraising event you can directly donate by clicking here
Set up a fundraising page
Setting up your own page is fun and easy. You can set up your page and then contact your family, friends, colleagues, and community asking them to donate.
Don’t forget to personalise your page with a photo or logo to distinguish yourself and tell your followers why you have signed up with Confident Girls.
Click here to get started
Remember to personalise your page - add a photo, share why you have gotten involved and how Confident Girls has inspired you
Register and promote your event
Once you have decided your fundraising activity, register your event, create your fundraising page and actively encourage your friends, family and community to donate and get involved
Where do the funds raised go?
The Confident Girls Foundation uses a rigorous process to ensure funds reach those most in need. This includes grant making, transparency and accountability.
Money raised provides netball engagement programs with a focus on helping girls realise and achieve their dreams, both on and off the court
Funds received go toward supporting programs, leadership and mentoring opportunities, netball equipment and coaching across Australia.
Why should I fundraise?
Apart from helping vulnerable girls and giving them the opportunity to become empowered and confident women, there is a chance for fundraisers to win great prizes including:
• Tossing the coin at an international netball test match
• Delivering the match ball at an international netball test match and getting to keep the ball after the game
• Taking a behind-the-scenes tour at an international netball test match
• Being part of a Coaching Clinic with Diamonds Coach, Lisa Alexander
• Attending motivational talks with Australian Diamonds
• Receiving signed Diamonds dresses and balls
• Enjoying family tickets to 2017 International test matches
Can I apply to the Confident Girls Foundation for support?
At the Confident Girls Foundation, we have a strong grant making policy and a very rigorous process to ensure that the funds raised reach those individuals and communities who need our help most.
This makes it exceptionally rare for us to consider unsolicited submissions and we regret that we are unable to respond to individual requests for support.
Our aim is to be very strategic and pro-active in helping vulnerable girls thrive through netball. In doing so, we work closely with Netball Australia state and territory member organisations and community partners in allocating and distributing our funds and support.
What is the Australian Sport Foundation and what has it got to do with Confident Girls?
The Confident Girls Foundation has been developed in partnership with the Australian Sports Foundation (ASF). The ASF provide and facilitate services that assist the Australian community to fund-raise for sport by offering tax deductibility for donations to sport and to develop a culture of philanthropy, which supports sport and facilitates corporate/community/sporting partnerships.
The ASF works with Confident Girls Foundation in helping to raise funds. With ASF’s listing in the Income Tax Assessment Act (ITAA) 1997 as a Deductible Gift Recipient it enables donations of $2 or more to be tax deductible.
For information about ASF's terms and conditions click here