Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

Local Sporting Champions Grant Program

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. Grants of $500-$750 will be available for successful applicants.

Assessment of Local Sporting Champions applications takes place in four times per year at the end of each quarter. It may therefore take up to five or six months before notifiication of the outcome of the application.

Who can apply

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

  • be between 12 and 18 years of age (inclusive) at the time of the nominated sporting championship
  • be an Australian citizen or permanent resident
  • be participating as an athlete, coach or match official in a recognised state, national or international sporting championship 
  • incur out of pocket expenses equal or greater to the grant amount eligible to receive (from $500)

Further Information can be found at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions