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Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program

The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant program (formally Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women) is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Australian Government Office for Women.  

The WLIS grant program provides female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sport industry to reach their leadership potential.

Individual women can apply for:

  1. attendance at a WLIS Leadership Workshop, or
  2. a grant (up to $3,000) for learning and development, which includes attendance at a WLIS Leadership Workshop.


Your organisation or Clubs can apply for:

  1. sending a selected group of women from your sport/organisation to attend a WLIS Leadership Workshop for Organisations (only funded NSO is eligible for this), or
  2. a grant (up to $20,000) to fund a leadership development project for selected women from your sport/organisation.

Applications close on Wednesday 5 September 2018 at 5pm (AEST).

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Aspirations4Kids make funding grants available to Queensland school students between the ages of 10-19 years who want to play sports but due to individual reasons may find it difficult to do so. Aspirations4Kids view funding assistance as a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’. Their guiding principle remains the same and that is to find the real need in the community.

At Aspirations4Kids their dream is to see everyone get an opportunity to participate in sports. We believe that sport plays a vital role in the holistic well-being of all people, especially for families facing hardship. Please note that students who may have previously qualified for assistance may no longer be eligible under this new application criteria. 

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Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015.

The new 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 supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. Subsidies are provided retrospectively under a tiered funding model, with applicants eligible once every 2 calendar years at each tier. Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) attending eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.

The travel subsidy will allow up to a maximum of $1200 in financial assistance over the 3 event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible athletes and officials can apply for 1 event per tier once every second calendar year.

  • State or state school event - $200
  • National or national school event - $400
  • International event - $600.

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Australian sports foundation
For over 30 years the Australian Sports Foundation has helped sporting clubs and organisations fundraise for sport, and now individual athletes can receive tax-deductible donations to support their sporting career.

Funds raised through our platform can go towards anything that helps you compete, for example:

  • Travel and accommodation expenses
  • Training and coaching costs
  • Sporting apparel
  • Sporting equipment
  • Food and nutrition
  • Medical costs

Click here to access our Athlete Fundraising application form and sign up now!

'Get Started' Initiative

Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people are provided with a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership and/or participation fees. The vouchers can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club registered with the program.

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Local Sporting Champions Grant

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. Grants of $500 are available for successful individual applicants.

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Logan sports development program

Logan residents will have more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in the city thanks to a partnership between Logan City Council and the Brisbane Lions Australian Football Club. The Logan Sports Development Program - Travel Assistance Grants cover the direct expenses related to representative sport and are able to be used towards:

  • Direct travel and accommodation expenses
  • Compulsory competition fees
  • Compulsory competition uniforms

Eligible applicants can apply for up to:

  • $300 for all state and national events
  • $700 for all international events

Individuals are eligible to apply multiple times for funding up to a maximum amount of $1,000 per financial year,  however are only eligible to submit one application per round.

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Sporting Wheelies & Disabled Association - Junior Development Program
The Junior Development Program (JDP) identifies and nurtures junior athletes who aim to improve in their chosen sport and compete at the highest level.

The JDP features a tiered system with Gold, Silver and Bronze levels to reflect the different levels of athlete achievement and commitment. An additional Shooting Star Squad supports rising stars who have shown early potential in one or more sports. JDP members benefit from training camps, mentoring, access to funding support and other practical information to support their development.

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National Officiating Scholarships

The National Officiating Scholarships aims to assist the development of emerging high performance officials by enabling them to undertake professional development and identified training activities to improve their skills and to fast track them through a recognised pathway to officiate within the elite level of their chosen sport.

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