For Children turning 12 this year and older who are going to state championships - Grants Available - You Must Apply Before Friday

13 MAR | BY HAYDEN HILL

I have just received notification of this today sorry it’s short notice.

Local Sporting Champions

Applications ongoing

Purpose

The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

Overview

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.

Applications should be submitted after you have been selected to attend the championships and your participation has been confirmed, and must be before the championships commence.

Limitations

Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, young people must meet the following criteria:

Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship.

Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia.

Be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in:

an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisation (NSO), or

an official state school sport championship endorsed by a School Sport Australia member body, or

an official national championships endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised NSO, or

a national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia, or

an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or School Sport Australia.

Be living more than 125km from the championship venue, and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championship.

Must complete and submit application to the ASC prior to the nominated championship commencing.

Must not have received a Local Sporting Champions grant for an application submitted in the same allocation year (1 March – 28/29 February).

Must not have received $500 or more in federal government funding for the nominated championship.

Must not be participating in a professional competition that involves prize money greater than $500.

What type of competition is eligible for a grant?

To be eligible, applicants must be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in:

an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisation (NSO); or

e.g. Under 14 Girls Basketball NSW State Championships.

an official state school sport championship endorsed by a School Sport Australia member body; or

e.g. QLD School Sport U19 Cricket State Championships.

an official national championships endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised NSO; or

e.g. 12 years and under 2017 Australian National Tennis Championships.

a national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia; or

e.g. School Sport Australia National Softball Championships.

an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or School Sport Australia.

e.g. attending the 2016 AFF Under 16 Youth Championships in Cambodia as part of the Football Federation Australia team.

e.g. travelling to New Zealand on an official international tour as part of the School Sport Australia team.

What type of competition is ineligible for a grant?

Applications for participation in the following competitions will be ineligible:

A club or state team travelling overseas.

e.g. NSW Touch Football teams touring New Zealand.

e.g. A Queensland School Sport team touring Tokyo.

Development or training squads and camps.

e.g. Australian U19 Women’s Lacrosse Training Camp.

e.g. U18 Carina Leagues Club NRL training sessions in preparation for the State Championships.

Ongoing seasonal competitions

e.g. 2017 Basketball NSW Waratah Southern Junior League.

e.g. Football NSW Premier League.

Local and regional competitions

e.g. BMX NSW Regional Competitions.

e.g. Capricornia 16 – 19 Years Football Trials.

Competitions delivered by organisations not affiliated with an Australia Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation or state sporting organisation.

e.g. Competitions organised by Australian Futsal Association.

e.g. Oz tag competitions.

Invitational or Friendship Series competitions

e.g. Basketball – East Coast Slam or Southern Cross Challenge.

e.g. Hockey – Southern Skies Tournament.

Applications / Guidelines

Application methods: Online
Website: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/local_sporting_champions
Guidelines: https://www.ausport.gov.au/ais/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions/terms_and_conditions
Application: https://online.ausport.gov.au/lsc/apply/individual.aspx

Contact Details

Local Sporting Champions grant administrators

Phone: (02) 6214 1462

Email: lsc@ausport.gov.au

 

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