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Financial assistance

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

  • The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers and supports attendance by athletes and officials up to 18 years old at specific state, national and international events.
  • Funding provided:
    • International  $600
      National   $400
      State   $200
  • Young people must travel at least 250km to attend the championship event, with applications only accepted after attending the event.  Young people may apply for each tier once every two calendar years.

Australian Sports Commission
Local Sporting Champions

  • The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.
  • Available to athletes, coaches, umpires and referees
  • Must complete and submit application prior to the nominated championship commencing.
  • Funding of up to $500

Aspirations 4 Kids in Sport

  • Any Queensland School Principal can apply on behalf of a student aged between 10 – 19 that satisfy the following criteria:
    - High attendance levels at any Queensland school High attendance levels at any Queensland school
    - Participation in many facets of school life
    - Productive members of society Productive members of society
    - Proud of your school as much as your personal performances
    - Assistance must be used to attend a school sporting event Assistance must be used to attend a school sporting event
  • Available funding dependent on participation costs.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Athlete Grant Program

  • To be eligible for a grant, members must be classifiable athletes with a physical disability or vision impairment, who are a Queensland resident and selected to represent their region, state or country (Australia) in either individual or team sports.
  • Up to $500 - Eligible expenses may include:
     Nomination fees    Equipment
     Training fees    Uniforms
     Event related costs

Council grants


Local community funding (examples)

  • Australian Sports Foundation – Fundraising 4 Sport
    • fundraise through ASF - donations above $2 are tax deductible.
  • Seek sponsorship by writing a letter to local businesses, councillors, Members of Parliament.
  • Local foundations and philanthropic groups such as
  • Localised supports such as
    • Darling Downs School Sport Board – Byron Foundation
    • South West Indigenous Network - Pathways Program
      Up to $1000