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Local Sporting Champions Grants 

(AIS - Sport Aus) 


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 




Young Athletes Travel Subsidy 

(Queensland Government) 

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy (travel subsidy) aims to foster the development of young athletes and 

support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with 

attending championship events. The travel subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers 

and supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. 

Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) officiating at eligible events can also apply for assistance 

if they meet the eligibility criteria. 


Who is eligible? 

Applicants eligible to apply for support after attending the event are those who: 

  • competed or officiated (as a coach, referee or scorer) at an eligible Queensland state or state school event, Australian national or national school event or international event in the past 6 months 

  • have been residents of Queensland for at least 12 months preceding the event 

  • were under the age of 18 at the start of the event 

  • travelled a road distance of at least 250km (one-way) from their place of residence to the event location 

  • (check road distances using RACQ’s trip planner) 

  • flew or travelled by rail a radial distance of at least 250km (one-way) from their place of residence to the 

  • event location (check radial distances) 

  • have participation at the event confirmed by the regional/state/national coach or manager.​


Applications must be correctly submitted within six months of attending the event to be eligible.  


What funding is available? 

The travel subsidy will allow up to a maximum of $1,200 in financial assistance over the three event tiers, 

once every two calendar years. Eligible athletes and officials can apply for one event per tier once every 

two calendar years. 

For example, if an applicant attends a state and international event in 2016, they do not need to wait two 

years to apply for a national event. Or, if the applicant applies for all three event tiers in 2016 they must 

wait until 2018 before being eligible again. 

The following travel subsidy amounts are available under the three event tiers: 

  • state or state school event—$200 

  • national or national school event—$400 

  • international event—$600. 


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