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Financial assistance

There are a number of funding assistance programs available to assist team members to attend state championships.  For specific information, please visit the websites listed below.

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12 to 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 championship.  Applications must be submitted priot to the nominated championship commencing.
Please visit the Local Sporting Champions website for more information.

Aspirations4Kids in Sport

Aspirations4Kids in Sport is an organisation committed to assisting kids to participate in sport who are facing current financial hardship and who wish to participate in QSS events.
This means;
• Families of students facing Financial Hardship
• Families of students facing Financial Hardship due to remote issues
• Students with Disabilities or Chronic Illness
They fund Queensland school sport students aged 10 – 19.
They support all 21 sports approved by Qld School Sports in all 12 sports regions.
Queensland School Principals are invited to submit applications for any eligible students at their school who are participating in QSS sporting events.

Please visit the Aspirations4Kids in Sport website for more information.


Next Gen ​Athlete

The Next Gen Athlete Brisbane Grants and Scholarships Program supports eligible Brisbane resident athletes with an intellectual disability to pursue their sporting dreams to compete at regional, state, national and international levels of sporting competition. Grant and scholarships can assist in covering the costs of a range of items that will assist you, these include equipment, coaching fees, membership fees, event application fees and eligible travel costs. 
Please visit the Next Gen Athlete website​ for more information.

South West Indigenous Network

The SWIN Pathways program assists Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth (under18) athletes participating in regional and state sporting events.  There are two levels of individual funding available up to $1000 per individual, per financial year.  Funding is only provided to those who meet certain eligibility criteria and is subject to availability of funds.
Please visit the SWIN Pathways website for more information.
Printable application form  
Interactive application form 

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy 

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy provides financial assistance through three event tiers and supports attendance by athletes and officials up to 18 years old at specific 
state, national and international events.  Young people must travel at least 250km to attend the championship event, with applications only accepted after attending the event.  Young people may apply for each tier only once every two calendar years.
Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) attending eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.
Please visit the Young Athletes Travel Subsidy website for more information.

Get Started Vouchers 

Get Started Vouchers assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club.  Eligible children can apply for a voucher valued up to $150, which can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club thatis registered for Get Started Vouchers.
Please visit the Get Started website for more information.

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association Athlete Grant Program 

To be eligible for a grant, Atheletes must be classifable athletes with a physical disability or vision impairment, who are a Queensland resident and selected to represent their region, state or Australia in either individual or team sports. Eligible expenses may include nomination fees, equipment, training fees, 
uniforms and event related costs up to $500.
Please visit Sporting Wheelies for more information. 

Local Council Grants 

Sport Excellence Bursaries are available to support developing athletes in Ipswich City Council who are representing Queensland or Australia at a sporting event. A bursary of up to $300 may be provided to eligible athletes.

For more information please visit the Ipswich City Council website.


The Logan City Council 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

For more information please visit the Logan City Council website.