Wht is the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program?

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 with costs of travel for high performance athletes to represent Victoria and emerging athletes traveling to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. Assistance is also available for officials and coaches travel.

 

Funding

The program has two funding categories:

Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria

State sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships events. Each funding round organisations can apply for:

  • Two grants for individuals up to a maximum of $1500 each.
  • One grant of up to $6000 for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.

Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year.

Category 2: Victorian sport and recreation clubs

Victorian sport and recreation clubs can apply for funding for emerging athletes (individuals or teams) to assist with the costs of travel to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway.

Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials to assist with the costs of travel to carry out official duties at events.

Each funding round organisations can apply for two grants.

  • Grants of up to $2000 is available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member.
  • Grants of $750 for individuals.

Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year.

Eligibility does not guarantee success.

 

Eligible Projects

Category 1: Travel and accommodation costs to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships events.

Category 2: Travel and accommodation costs to train or compete at events that contribute to an emerging athlete’s development within their sporting pathway. Funding is also available to assist coaches and officials with travel and accommodation costs to travel to undertake official duties at events.

 

Eligible Applicants

Category 1:  Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria, including state sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply for funding on behalf of high performance athletes and teams that represent Victoria.

Category 2:  Victorian sport and recreation clubs can apply for funding on behalf of emerging athletes or teams. Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials.

Applicants under both categories must:

  • be non-government, not-for-profit and registered as an incorporated body at the time of application and for the project duration. If an applicant organisation is not registered as an incorporated body, it must arrange for a legally constituted organisation to manage the grant funds
  • possess an Australian Business Number (ABN) or provide a completed Australian Tax Office form (statement by a supplier) so that no withholding tax is required from the grant payment
  • adhere to and enforce the Fair Play Code (or) their relevant state sporting association code of conduct/member protection policy, which incorporates the Fair Play Code.
  • comply with the expectations of the Victorian Anti-doping Policy 2012.
  • have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from Sport and Recreation Victoria.

 

Timing

Applications close 27 March 2020.

 

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