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 provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support 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 or state sporting organisations and peak bodies 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 19 March 2019.