Grants

 

Local Sporting Champions

Applications Close 31 October 2018


The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, young people must meet the following criteria:

  • Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship.
  • Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia.
  • Be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in:
    an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisation (NSO), or
    an official state school sport championship endorsed by a School Sport Australia member body, or
    an official national championships endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised NSO, or
    a national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia, or
    an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or School Sport Australia.
  • Be living more than 125km from the championship venue, and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championship.
  • Must complete and submit application to the ASC prior to the nominated championship commencing.
  • Must not have received a Local Sporting Champions grant for an application submitted in the same allocation year.
  • Must not have received $500 or more in federal government funding for the nominated championship.
  • Must not be participating in a professional competition that involves prize money greater than $500.

 

Along with meeting the eligibility criteria, to receive a grant applicants must abide by the programme Terms and Conditions.

Information on eligibility for the program and the application process can be found at www.ausport.gov.au

 

  • Applications for Round 1, 2019-20 are closed and are currently being assessed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by late-August 2019.