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Grants and Funding

Local Sporting Champions

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 15 May to 30 June 2020. To be considered for this, please email lsc@sportaus.gov.au to provide the championship details and your contact information.

This information will next be reviewed on Friday, 30 June 2020.

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.

Apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant

Eligibility criteria
Applicants must meet the following criteria to receive a Local Sporting Champions grant.

Application Process
Please ensure you understand the application process prior to submitting your application form.

FAQ
If you have any further questions before submitting your application, please see our frequently asked questions.

Apply Now
Applications must be submitted prior to the nominated championships commencing.

Have any questions about Local Sporting Champions?

Phone: +61 2 6214 1462
Business Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm (AEST)*
Saturday – Sunday: Closed
*excluding national and ACT public holidays
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