01 Mar Athlete Pathway Grants Program
Applications for the 2020-21 Round of the Athlete Pathway Grants Program are now open!
Guidelines for this program can be found at www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program
Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria
Who can apply: State sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria.
What can they apply for: They can apply on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel and accommodation costs to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials, national championships events and athlete development costs listed below.
How many grants can organisations apply for? Organisations are eligible to apply for up to three grants in any round.
• One grant of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
• Two grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $1500 each.
Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.
Did you know? Recognised organisations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected for events. See the application form on how to provide details if a team/individual has yet to be selected.
Category 1 travel dates: This round covers travel commencing between 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 and is available for use over a 12 month period.
Category 2: Victorian Sport and Recreation Clubs
Who can apply: Victorian sport and recreation clubs
What can they apply for: They can apply for on behalf of emerging athletes (individuals or teams) to assist with the costs of travel and accommodation costs to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials to assist with the costs of travel to carry out official duties at events. In addition, some athlete development items will be eligible for funding this round.
How many grants can organisations apply for? Organisations are eligible to apply for up to two grants in any round.
• Grants of up to $2000 are available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member; and/or
• Grants of up to $750 for individuals.
Victorian sport and recreation clubs are eligible for a maximum of two grants in any financial year. Eligibility does not guarantee success.
Category 2 travel dates: This round covers travel commencing between 7 April 2021 to 31 December 2021 and is available for use over a 12 month period.
WHAT’S NEW THIS ROUND:
Sport and Recreation Victoria recognises that due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) travel may be restricted, which is why some additional athlete development items are eligible for funding this round only. They include:
• competition entry and registration fees
• online training/development programs
• venue hire fees (funding for athletes who pay the expense themselves)
• state representation fees for training camps and/or competitions
• club membership fees with affiliated sport
• small equipment purchases to enable athlete to keep training
• specialist coach training fees
• sports psychologist fees
• sports medical/physiotherapy fees
• sports nutrition courses.
Applications Open: 1 March 2021
Applications Close: 5.00pm, 6 April 2021
Outcomes Notified: By May 2021
HOW TO APPLY:
What do you need to apply? Please review the program guidelines and FAQs which have details on what you need to provide in your application.
Apply now: Applications are to be made online at http://www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants/athlete-pathway-travel-grants-program – go to sub heading Apply Now.
If you have any queries please contact the grants info line on Phone: 1800 325 206 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm except public holidays.