Apply now for a Local Sporting Champions Grant

Sam Lyons, Saturday, 2 February 2013

Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state, national or international sporting championships?

Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 125km to your event for a state, national or international championships?

If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for an Australian Government Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.

Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in the following:

nominated National Sporting Organisation endorsed state or national sporting championships
School Sport Australia state or national championships
international competitions where the applicant is participating in the official Australian team.
This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.

The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.

Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championship.

Further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, is available here

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