NIM Program: Bigger and Better

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Sport Integrity Australia is proud to announce the continued support and extension of the National Integrity Manager (NIM) program for an additional two years.

Funded by Sport Integrity Australia and administered by the Australian Sports Commission via the National Integrity Capability Enhancement (NICE) grant program, funds are awarded to eligible sports to support the implementation and work of National Integrity Managers within sports.

The NICE Grants total pool of funds has been increased to $2.26 million per year with successful sports eligible for a maximum of $220,000 (ex GST) split over two years.

Launched in 2022, the NICE Grants are aimed at supporting NIMs to enhance the integrity capabilities of sports that have adopted the National Integrity Framework.

National Integrity Managers seated in conference room, listening to presentation.
The agency regularly meets with National Integrity Managers to enhance sports’ integrity capability by giving them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences to help keep their sports safe and fair.

Sport Integrity Australia CEO David Sharpe says this ongoing commitment to the program is a demonstration of the importance of National Integrity Managers to making sport clean, fair and safe.

“We’re proud of what has been achieved through the NIM program so far, with 93 sports committed to implementing the National Integrity Framework,” Mr Sharpe says.

“We want to do all we can to continuously support those sports and managers who are as committed to protecting the integrity of sport as we are.”

Initially launched as a one-off 12-month investment, Sport Integrity Australia has previously delivered a second year of funding, and now has committed to an additional two years of the program to support sports in growing their integrity capability and assist plans to invest into these valuable roles into the future.

Director of Sport Partnerships Linda Muir says she is encouraged by the continued success of the program and increased grant funds.

“The extension of the NIM program, making it a four-year program in total, and increase in funding demonstrates Sport Integrity Australia’s commitment to embedding integrity capability in the sport sector,” Ms Muir says.

“The sports themselves truly value the role of the NIMs and attest to the impact they are making to keep participants safe.”

Grant applications for the 2024/25 - 2025/26 period will close midday Monday 3 June 2024.

Eligible sports can apply here.

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