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Athlete Grants & Funding


Following are links and information where athletes may be eligible for grants, funding & other fundraising opportunities.


Australian Sports Foundation Athlete Fundraising Program


ASF Website


Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program

Applications for the first funding round of 2017-18 of the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program are now open and close 11.59pm Monday 28 August 2017.  

Guidelines for this program can be found at http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program.  It is recommended you read the program guidelines before applying as some changes have been made this year, specifically travel date eligibility.

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events.

The program has two funding categories:

Category 1: State Sporting Associations: State sporting associations, Peak and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria (or if no state sporting association, the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation) can apply for up to five grants per funding round on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at national championships and/or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials.
·        Grants of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
·        Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2000.

A list of recognised state sporting associations and peak and state sport and recreation bodies can be found at these links:
http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/industry-development/find-sporting-organisations/state-sporting-associations & http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/our-work/industry-development/find-sporting-organisations/peak-and-state-sport-and-recreation-bodies

Category 2: Community Organisations: Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation opportunities can apply for up to two grants per funding round of $750 each to assist athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of training and competition over a 12 month period. For example an athlete that is regularly required to travel to train with a state team, or a regional based Athlete that is required to travel to a number of other towns in order to compete in their local competition.  

Applications are to be made online at http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program - go to sub heading Apply Now.

If you have any queries or require assistance you can contact  the Grants Information Line on 1300 366 356, using the National Relay Service 13 36 77 if required, or email grantsinfo@sport.vic.gov.au

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