Up to $6,000 is available from Athlete Pathway Travel Grants to improve athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.
Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program supports developing Victorian athletes and others engaged in sport and active recreation by assisting with the costs of travel required to maximise their potential and opportunities to participate.
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program 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 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.
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. A maximum of two grants will be approved to any organisation in any calendar year.
Category 1: Travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at a national championship or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials. Applications may be submitted for an individual athlete or team/squad.
Category 2: Travel and accommodation costs for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete.
Category 1: Applications may be submitted by state sporting associations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or where there is no recognised state sporting association a national sporting organisation recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.
Category 2: Applications may be submitted by Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs.
Victorian residents living close to state borders who do not have reasonable access to a Victorian club should contact their local regional sports assembly for assistance with the application process under Category 2.
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 the Victorian Code of Conduct for Community Sport
- have satisfactorily met reporting requirements on any grants received from Sport and Recreation Victoria.
Applications close 24 July 2018.
The Andrews Labor Government is encouraging Victoria’s rising sports stars to apply for travel grants to help them take their skills to the next level.
Minister for Sport John Eren today announced applications have opened for the Labor Government’s 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.
The program helps aspiring Victorian athletes, teams, coaches and officials realise their sporting potential through grants that remove the barrier of travel and accommodation costs.
In a country as large as Australia, athletes often have to travel significant distances, often at significant cost, to pursue their sporting dreams.
There are two categories of grants:
- state sporting associations can apply for grants of up to $6,000 for teams or up to $2,000 for individuals to travel to compete at national championships or trials.
- community sport and recreation organisations can apply for grants of up to $750 to help with travel and accommodation costs related to competition or training for athletes, teams, coaches and officials.
This round will see around $275,000 allocated to more than 150 recipients across the state.
Since the grants were introduced by the Labor Government they have helped 950 recipients realise their sporting dreams.
Those recipients range from football to motor sport and hockey – athletes or organisations from any sport or active recreation are eligible to apply.
The funding is part of the Labor Government’s ongoing investment in sports and active recreation, to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invested almost half-a-billion to ensure sport and active recreation goes from strength-to-strength.
For further information on the program visit sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding.