Thank you for visiting the Anita White Foundation Fund Page.
A fund, based on donations from individuals and organisations, and managed by the University of Chichester, is available to enable women sport leaders from countries where women face particular challenges to access education and development opportunities.
Since the fund was established in 2011 it has been used to support 3 main initiatives:
The Women’s Sport Leadership Academy (WSLA): WSLA aims to increase the confidence and competence of women working in sport in a range of leadership behaviours and also to be a starting point for forming an international network of women sport leaders.
WSLA 2014 brought together 36 outstanding female participants who represented every continent in the world as well as a range of sports organisations. Monies raised in 2013/14 were used to support the attendance of women from Argentina, Bangladesh, Burundi, Guatemala, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa and Uganda to participate in the first WSLA in June 2014.
WSLA 2015 (June 22-26, 2015) is currently being organised and monies raised will be used to support successful applicants from Bangladesh, Botswana, Kenya, Laos, Malawi, South Africa, St Lucia, Tanzania and Uganda. Among the criteria for selection is a commitment from applicants to the development of sporting opportunities in their home country on their return. Please visit http://www.chi.ac.uk/department-sport-development-management/anita-white-foundation/projects/wsla-residential-week for more information.
Visiting scholars: A limited number of individual study opportunities are also available to help women further their leadership skills and subject knowledge. Bárbara Schausteck de Almeida started an eight month visit to the University of Chichester to enhance her research on the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012, Lombe Mwambwa (General Secretary of Zambia’s National Organisation for Women in Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation) visited the University for two weeks in March 2013 as an AWF scholar, and in 2015, Game Mothibi (Secretary General of the International Working Group on Women and Sport) visited and used the archive to learn more about the history of her organisation.
Community sport development: Since 2012, we have supported four female leaders in Tanzania in conjunction with International Inspiration and the National Sports Council of Tanzania. Each woman has mentored and supports a further five female leaders to develop and organise sports activities in schools and their local communities.
Further details regarding the Anita White Foundation, our ongoing projects, and future opportunities, can be found on our website at www.chi.ac.uk/awf.