Athlete Pathway Grants Program

Athlete Pathway Grants Program

Grants - Open grants, VIC Grants

Closing on 6th April 2021, the Athlete Pathway Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist with costs of travel for high performance athletes to represent Victoria and emerging athletes traveling to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. Assistance is also available for officials and coaches travel.

The program has two funding categories:

Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria

State sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials, national championships events and athlete development items.

In each funding round, organisations can apply for:

  • One grant of up to $6,000 for teams with a maximum of $1,000 per team member.
  • Two grants for individuals up to a maximum of $1,500 each.

Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.

Category 2: Victorian sport and recreation clubs

Victorian sport and recreation clubs can apply for funding for emerging athletes (individuals or teams) to assist with the costs of travel to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. In addition, some athlete development items will be eligible for funding this round only.

Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials to assist with the costs of travel to carry out official duties at events.

In each funding round, organisations can apply for two grants of either:

  • Grants of up to $2,000 are available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member; and/or
  • Grants of up to $750 for individuals.

Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.

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