Local Sporting Champions

Applications are currently open until 11:59pm (AEST) on 31 December 2019 for Round 3.

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN!

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

The Morrison Government’s Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance to aspiring young athletes, coaches and officials between the ages of 12-18 attending eligible state, national or international sporting 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

Local Sporting Champions continues to grow, with the Morrison Government announcing a funding boost in 2018-19 of $11.8million over four years.

Local Sporting Champions has already delivered more than $30 million in grants to more than 52,000 young Australians.

Applications for the Local Sporting Champions program are open throughout the entire year, with four assessment periods. To be considered for the next assessment period, applications must be in by 31 December, 2019.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

Applicants must meet the following criteria

  • Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated championships.

  • Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia.

  • Be participating as an athlete, coach, or match official in:

    • an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Sport Australia recognised national sporting organisation (NSO) or a School Sport Australia member body; or

    • an official national championships endorsed by the relevant Sport Australia recognised NSO or School Sport Australia; or

    • an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, representing a Sport Australia recognised NSO or School Sport Australia.

Further terms: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions/terms_and_conditions

HOW DO I APPLY?

To apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, you need to submit your application through the Apply Now form linked below

Apply Now Form: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions/application_process2

IMPORTANT DATES

Applications for Round 2, 2019-20 are closed and are currently being assessed. Applicants will be notified of the outcome by late-October 2019.

Applications are currently open until Tuesday, 31 December 2019 for Round 3.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Frequently asked questions - https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions/faq2

Sample application form - Sample Application Form - PDF | 803.02 KB