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Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program

The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides support to assist Victorian athletes, teams, coaches and officials to realise their sporting potential.
  • Eligibility

    Please read the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program 2022-23 Guidelines to check your eligibility for a grant through this program

    Before you apply for this grant, please prepare:

    • documentation of all transportation, accommodation, bookings, purchases or fee costs
    • a detailed itinerary (template above) highlighting estimated costs
    • quote/s which correspond to other costs to be funded (if applicable)
    • responses to the application and assessment questions.
  • Funding Categories

    Category 1: Victorian high-performance teams and athletes

    • Applications can only be submitted by state sporting associations (SSA), Victorian regional academies of sport (VRAS) and state sport and active recreation bodies (SSARB). Eligible organisations must be recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria

    Teams: One grant up to $6,000 with a maximum of $1,000 per team member

    Individuals: Two grants up to a maximum of $1,500 each

    Applicants can: apply and receive up to two grants in total in 2022-23

    Category 2: Victorian emerging teams, athletes, coaches, and officials

    • Applications can only be submitted by Victorian sport and active recreation organisations. Eligible organisations must be delivering a sport or activity that is a person-centric

    Teams: Grants of up to $2,000 with a maximum of $500 per team member; and/or

    Individuals: Grants of up to $750

    Applicants can: apply and receive up to two grants in total in 2022-23

  • Travel, accommodation, and registration costs

    Across both Category 1 and 2, eligible costs include:

    • Travel: flights, fuel, transit (bus hire, taxi, ride-share)
    • Accommodation
    • Registration fees: championships, selection trials, training camps

    Ineligible costs include:

    • Funding for international events
    • Applications exclusively requesting fee costs
    • Coaches and/or officials attending events for scouting, networking or participation in conferences, workshops and/or meetings (Category 2)
  • Prioritised funding

    The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program includes a competitive application process.

    Eligibility does not guarantee success and it is expected that more applications will be received than what can be funded.

    Funding is prioritised across both categories as outlined in section 3 of the application guidelines.

  • Frequently asked questions

    Below are some FAQs, please refer to the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program Guidelines for more detailed information.

    Can funding be used for international events?

    No.

    Funding is only available for eligible travel, accommodation or registration costs for events held in Australia

    This applies for both Category 1 and Category 2 applications.

    Can funding be spent on travel dates before 09 August 2022?

    No.

    Eligible travel, accommodation and registration costs can only be spent on activity from Tuesday 9 August 2022.

    Can we apply if we have not yet booked travel or accommodation?

    Yes.

    We understand your travel plans may not be confirmed. All applications still require supporting documentation.

    This may include hotel reservation quotes, flight quotes for proposed travel dates, or a detailed itinerary highlighting estimated costs for fuel.

    Are we able to include registration costs?

    Yes.

    Registration fees are eligible for funding but must be associated with travel requests.

    Applications exclusively requesting fee costs are ineligible.

    Can I apply for funding as an individual, hospital or school sport and recreation club applying for current students?

    No.

    Category 1 applications can only be submitted by state sporting associations (SSA), Victorian regional academies of sport (VRAS) and/or state sport and active recreation bodies (SSARB).

    Category 2 applications can only be submitted by Victorian sport and active recreation organisations delivering a sport or activity that is a person-centric.

    All applications must be submitted on behalf of athletes, teams, coaches or officials.

  • Key dates

    Round 1

    • Applications close – 5pm, 8 August 2022
    • Notifications of outcomes - by October 2022

    Round 2

    • Applications open – February 2023 TBC
    • Applications close – April 2023 TBC
    • Notifications of outcomes – by June 2023 TBC
  • Apply now

    Step 1: Check your eligibility

    Check the Eligibility section (section 2) of the application guidelines to identify if your organisation is eligible for funding

    Step 2: Apply using the Department’s Grants Portal

    Ensure you have all required information and documents as outlined in the Supporting Documentation section (section 9) of the Program Guidelines.

    Click Start a new application to commence your application through the Department’s Grants Portal.

    You will need to set-up an email login to proceed with your application.

    Apply now:

    Category 1: High-performance teams and athletes (closed)

    Category 2: Emerging teams, athletes, coaches and officials (closed)

    Click here to access a saved draft application.

  • Program area and assistance

    For preliminary information on this grant program:

    Phone Sport and Recreation Call Centre - 1800 325 206

    Open weekdays between 9am – 5pm (except public holidays)

    Email srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au

    Join the SRR Mailing List

    Keen to be informed about upcoming grant programs and initiatives at Sport, Recreation and Racing? Email us at srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au to join our mailing list.

    Feedback for unsuccessful applicants

    If an applicant considers that their application has been incorrectly assessed, you have the opportunity to lodge a request for review. Please email srvgrants@sport.vic.gov.au and include your application reference number to have your application reviewed.

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Last updated on 04/07/2022