- Funding categories
The program has two funding categories:
Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria
State sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at an event or series of events as a state representative athlete. This includes mandatory training camps, selection trials and national championships events. Each funding round organisations can apply for:
- Two grants for individuals up to a maximum of $1500 each.
- One grant of up to $6000 for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
Recognised organisations will be eligible for a maximum of three grants in any financial year.
Category 2: Victorian sport and recreation clubs
Victorian sport and recreation clubs can apply for funding for emerging athletes (individuals or teams) to assist with the costs of travel 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.
Each funding round organisations can apply for two grants.
- Grants of up to $2000 is available for teams with a maximum of $500 per team member.
- Grants of $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.
- What types of activities might be funded?
Applications should reflect support of gender equity across teams and individuals.
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 and national championships events.
Travel and accommodation costs to train or compete at events that contribute to an emerging athlete’s development within their sporting pathway. Funding is also available to assist coaches and officials with travel and accommodation costs to travel to undertake official duties at events.
- What will not be funded?
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program will not fund the following:
- costs other than travel and accommodation (for example food, entrance fees or uniforms)
- 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)
- coaches and officials attending events for scouting, networking or participating in conferences and meetings
- coaches and officials do not have access to funds under category 1
- international events are not eligible under category 1
- athletes who receive financial or in-kind assistance from the Victorian Institute of Sport or the Australian Institute of Sport
- individual athletes, coaches or officials who have received a grant under this program in the previous financial year
- athletes aged under 12 years as at 1 January in the year of the grant (some exceptions in gymnastics or diving may be considered)
- applications from schools, hospitals, or individuals
- applicants that are not Victorian incorporated organisations
- applications seeking more than the eligible maximum amounts for that category
- late, incomplete, or handwritten applications.
- Who is eligible for the funding?
Category 1: Organisations recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria, including state sporting associations, Victorian regional academies of sport and state sport and recreation bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria can apply for funding on behalf of high performance athletes and teams that represent Victoria.
Category 2: Victorian sport and recreation clubs can apply for funding on behalf of emerging athletes or teams. Clubs can also apply for funding for coaches and officials.
Individuals are not able to apply directly for the Athlete Pathway Travel Grants program.
Individuals seeking support from this program should contact an appropriate organisation as listed above.
Victorian residents living close to state borders who do not have reasonable access to a Victorian sporting club should contact Sport and Recreation Victoria for assistance with Category 2.
- Application process
Applications will be considered in two assessment rounds each year as detailed below:
2019-20 Round 1
Round closed – applications are under assessment. Applicants will be notified of the outcome as soon as possible.
2019-20 Round 2
Round open - Applications will close on 11.59pm 15 May 2020
Travel Dates Eligible for each funding round
Eligible organisations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected.
Travel must commence within the following six months and is valid for use for 12 months.
2019-20 Round one: travel must commence from 1 Jan 2020 to 30 June 2020.
2019-20 Round two: travel must commence from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Travel must commence within the dates below and is valid for use for 12 months.
2019-20 Round one: travel must commence from 5 November 2019 to 30 June 2020.
2019-20 Round two: travel must commence from 28 March 2020 to 31 December 2020.
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 the DJPR grants portal
Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documents and click on ‘Start new application’ to submit your application through the DJPR grants portal. You will receive an Application Number when you submit an application online. Please quote your Application Number in all correspondence relating to your application.
What you need before you apply
- Victorian Incorporation number (or Auspice Organisation’s Incorporation number)
- ABN (if you have one) – note this must match your incorporation status and name – if not organisations can not use an ABN that does not match
- Address details of authorised organisation
- Contact details of authorised contact
Responses to the following Questions:
a) Describe the event(s) for which funding is sought.
b) Provide a breakdown of what the funding will be used for?
a) Provide details of the team or individual who will receive the funds?
If individual, please provide:
- Name, Age, Gender
- Suburb/postcode of individual
- Commonwealth Health Care Card No (if applicable)
- Provide a short background of their current pathway development and achievements
If Team, please provide:
- List of team names and names of individuals in teams, Age groups, Gender
- How many in the teams that will receive portion of grants funding
- Breakdown of any diversity groups
b) Is this individual or team currently receiving funding from other sources? ie. AIS/VIS/local council/School Sport Victoria scholarships or fundraising
c) If Category 1 – How is your organisation supporting the development of this athlete or team?
If Category 2 - What other efforts are being made to fund expenses to travel to events?
Explain the importance of how the proposed travel will contribute to the recipient’s development within a sporting pathway.
- Apply now
NOTE: Since the change of department you will need to create a new online account using the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions (DJPR) grants portal.
Category 1: Apply now
Category 2: Apply now
Click here to access a saved draft application.
To access an old application from your DHHS account using old user details: Grants Online website
- 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 acquittal can be completed as soon as all grant funds have been spent.
NOTE: the above report contains interactive form fields - please do not print and hand write in the fields
- Additional information
Status: Closed Closing: 15/05/2020
The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level. Support is available to assist with costs of travel for high performance athletes to represent Victoria and emerging athletes traveling to train or compete at events that contribute to their development within their sporting pathway. Assistance is also available for officials and coaches travel.