Travel grants available for sports stars
Talented sportspeople in Gippsland South currently have the opportunity to apply for travel assistance grants under the 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.
The Nationals Member for Gippsland South, Danny O’Brien, said the program assists athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition at national championships or selection events.
“It’s great that our kids want to be active and participate in their sport at high levels, however meeting the costs can place financial pressure on families,” said Mr O’Brien.
“Travelling to competitions, training, uniforms and equipment purchases all add up.
“This program is targeted to help talented young people continue their sporting quests.”
Mr O’Brien said there are two categories of grants available:
Category 1: State Sporting Associations or organisations and peak bodies recognized by Sport and Recreation Victoria 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 trails. Grants of up to $6,000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1,000 per team member. Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2,000.
Category 2: 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.
“Applications are open now and I encourage any interested athletes to consider making an application.”
Further information can be obtained by contacting Danny O’Brien’s office on 5144 1987 or at www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program
Monday, 9 July 2018