SportAUS – Local Sporting Champions

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

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km – 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Important dates

  • Applications for Round 4, 2019-20 are closed and are currently being assessed.  Applicants will be notified of the outcome by late-May 2020.
  • Applications are currently suspended until further notice.

Applications for the Local Sporting Champions program are currently suspended due to the growing number of local, national and international sporting events being impacted by the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. Sport Australia is actively monitoring the status of sporting championships and will reconsider this position as required.

Sport Australia wants to ensure no applicants are disadvantaged during this period. You may still be able to apply for a grant for exceptional circumstances, if you are attending a state, national or international championship that is CONFIRMED to be taking place between 27 March to 30 May 2020. To be considered for this, please email to provide the championship details and your contact information.

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