Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

The Local Sporting Champions Program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championships. Grants of $500 will be available for successful individual applicants, and $3000 for successful team applications.

Assessment of Local Sporting Champions applications takes place in three rounds, one every four months. It may therefore take up to five or six months before you are notified of the outcome of your application.


Who can apply

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

  • be between 12 and 18 years of age (inclusive) at the time of the nominated sporting championship
  • be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in an official state or national level sporting championships, endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised or national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia
  • be required to travel greater than 250km return to participate in the championship
  • be an Australian citizen
  • must not have received a Local Sporting Champions grant, whether as an individual or a member of a team, during the current financial year
  • must not have received funding from another funding program administered by the ASC for the nominated championship
  • The nominated championship must not be a professional competition that involves prize money greater than $500


Further Information

Website - https://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions