- Funding categories
The program has two funding categories:
Category 1: State Sporting Associations
State sporting associations or State sporting organisations or Peak bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria (or if no state sporting association, the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation) 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 trials.
- Grants of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
- Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2000.
Category 2: Community Organisations
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.
- What types of activities might be funded?
Applications should reflect support of gender equity across teams and individuals.
Travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at a national championship or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials. Applications may be submitted for an individual athlete or team/squad.
Travel and accommodation costs for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete. For example an athlete that is regularly required to travel to train with a state squad, or a regional club that is required to travel to a number of other towns in order to compete in their local competition.
- What will not be funded?
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program will not fund the following:
- costs other than travel and accommodation
- travel that occurs before the eligible commencement date for each funding round (see date requirements in section 5)
- travel costs for people accompanying athletes (for example parents)
- athletes who receive financial or in-kind assistance from the Victorian Institute of Sport or the Australian Institute of Sport
- athletes who have received a grant under this program in the previous funding round
- athletes aged under 12 years as at 1 January in the year of the grant (some exceptions in gymnastics may be considered)
- applications from schools, hospitals, or individual applications seeking more than the eligible maximum amount for that category
- late, incomplete, or handwritten applications.
Category 1: Applications may be submitted by state sporting associations or state sporting organisations or peak bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or where there is no recognised state sporting association a national sporting organisation recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.
Category 2: Applications may be submitted by Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs.
Victorian residents living close to state borders who do not have reasonable access to a Victorian club should contact their local regional sports assembly for assistance with the application process under Category 2.
- Application process
Applications will be considered in two assessment rounds each year as detailed below:
2019 Round 1
2019 Round 2
Applications closed Tuesday 19 March 2019 - outcomes will be posted in June 2019.
Travel Dates Eligible for each funding round
State Sporting Associations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected. Each round covers six months of the calendar year.
2019 Round 1: travel from 1 January 2019 to 30 June 2019
2019 Round 2: travel from 1 July 2019 to 31 December 2019
Travel must commence in the dates below.
2019 Round 1: travel from 25 July 2018 to 30 June 2019
2019 Round 2: travel from 5 March 2019 to 31 December 2019
There are some important steps to consider before submitting an application.
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Check the detailed information contained in the program guidelines to see if your organisation and your proposed activity is eligible.
Step 2: Apply using Grants Online
Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documents, and click on ‘Start new application’ to submit your application through Grants Online. You will receive an Application Number when you submit an application online. Please quote your Application Number in all correspondence relating to your application.
- Grant acquittal
Organisations successful in obtaining a grant can complete the grant acquittal process by downloading the evaluation report and return with supporting documentation as outlined in the report.
Please return all documentation electronically by email as outlined in the report.
Grant equittal can be completed as soon as all grant funds have been spent.
NOTE: the above report containts interactive form fields - please do not print and hand write in the feilds.
- Additional information
- Program area and assistance
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.