Local Sporting Champions

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The Local Sporting Champions program provides grants of between $500 and $750 to eligible applicants in my electorate of Greenway to provide assistance towards the cost of attending their sporting championships.

Eligibility: for 12-18 year olds living in Greenway, who are participating as athletes, coaches, or match officials in official state or national championships, or international competitions.

Purpose: provides financial assistance toward the cost of attending championships for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18.

Amount: $500-$750 per applicant.

Due date: 31 December 2019 (Round 3)

Further information: https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

To be eligible, an applicant must be;

  • Turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated championships.
  • An Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status.
  • 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.
  • Living more than 125km from the championships venue and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championships.
  • Incurring out-of-pocket expenses equal to or greater than, the grant amount they are eligible to receive.

More information about the Local Sporting Champions program is available at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions

You can also contact my office with queries on 9671 4780 or email [email protected].