Emerging Athlete Pathways
Emerging Athlete Pathways aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events. The subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers and supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. Officials (such as referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria. Funding provided:
- International event—$800
- National school event—$600
- State school event—$500
Athletes must be under the age of 18 at the start of the event and must travel at least 250km (one way) to attend the championship. Eligible athletes may apply for one event per tier, once every two calendar years. Lodging an application does not guarantee funding.
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
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Athlete Grant Program
To be eligible for the
Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association grant (PDF, 990KB), 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 of eligible expenses may include:
- nomination fees
- training fees
- event related costs.
Local community funding examples
Australian Sports Foundation (ASF)—Fundraising 4 Sport (donations above $2 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 ($200)
- South West Indigenous Network—Pathways Program (up to $1,000)