Local Sporting Champions program

Local Sporting Champions program

National Grants

Applications close: 31 January 2024,

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

Eligibility criteria:
• Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated
• Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in
• Be participating as an athlete, coach, or match official in and official championship.
• Must incur out-of-pocket expenses for the nominated championship equal to, or greater
than, the grant amount they are eligible to receive.
• Must not receive a Local Para Champions grant or a Local Sporting Champions grant in a
previous round to attend the same championship or competition.

Applicants may receive a maximum of two grants in the same allocation year (1 June 2023 – 30 April
2024) for attending either one state or national championships and one international competition; or two different international competitions.

Grants range from $500 – $750.