Apply now to become a Rainbow Ready Club.
About the Rainbow Ready Clubs program.
Sport, recreation, and gym settings have long been seen as unsafe spaces for large numbers of the LGBTIQ+ communities. Leading to a lack of engagement in the first instance and a higher dropout rate over time. These communities are at higher risk of health inequalities and are unlikely to return to an activity or setting that has resulted in negative experiences
The Rainbow Roadmap has been developed to support sporting clubs on the path to becoming rainbow ready.
Drawing on research, lived experience and industry expertise, this program is for any organisation that wants to create safe and inclusive practices and spaces for its employees and participants/clientele.
Proudly delivered in partnership with
1 in 10 people identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community yet 42% of those who identify are not open in social settings.
The Rainbow Ready Framework
The opportunity for your sports club.
Be at the forefront of LGBTIQ+ inclusion in sport and recreation
Create a safe and inclusive environment for everyone involved in and connected to your organisation to feel safe, welcome and accepted.
Attract and retain people from the LGBTIQ+ communities within all aspects of your organisation.
Demonstrate leadership in Diversity and Inclusion
Promote being Rainbow Ready across your marketing
Show your support to the LGBTIQ+ communities (the estimated purchasing power of the Australian LGBTIQ+ community is $100 billion)
Assessment and audit of where the organisation currently is at, regarding LGBTIQ+ inclusion in their organisation and sport.
Organisation undertakes training and education to increase knowledge of LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
Organisation to undertake community consultation to understand the experiences and needs of the LGBTIQ+ people within their sport and organisation.
Organisation to engage with activities and practices related to LGBTIQ+ inclusion.
Organisations to enact LGBTIQ+ inclusive practices, processes, and policies across the organisation and adopt as core everyday business.