Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in either the State Championships or Aussies?
If you're between 12-18 years old travelling further than 250km return for one of those events, you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.
Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.
This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.
The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.
Applications are open, so apply now!
Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.
For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/champions