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Grants for our next generation of First Nations athletes

Published: 18 June 2024

The Victorian Government is backing Victoria’s next generation of Aboriginal athletes with new grants available for uniforms, equipment, travel and participation in sport carnivals.

Young Aboriginal girls set to take part in calisthenics at a local stadium

The next round of applications for the popular Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program is now open.

The program delivers grants of up to $1,000 for team uniforms and sport equipment, as well as up to $2,500 for teams for travel and accommodation costs so they can participate in both Victorian or national carnivals and tournaments.

Individuals can also access up to $250 to purchase sporting uniforms and equipment, and up to $750 for travel and accommodation expenses for individuals who are selected into a recognised player pathway program.

In the last round of recipients Vic Eagles Basketball Club received $4,000 to help their under 15 girls, under 15 boys, and men's and women's basketball teams travel to the First Nations Championships in Queensland.

Koorie Academy of Basketball in the previous round also received $1,000 towards the Koorie Academy Allstars Vs Treaty in the 2024 Treaty Cup in Melbourne during NAIDOC week in July.

The Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program reflects the Government’s strong support for the Victorian Aboriginal community and building stronger connections with the community sport sector.

Since 2020, the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program has provided more than 420 grants to community sport clubs and individuals in Victoria’s Indigenous communities.

Applications for the next round of funding are open until 10 July 2024. For more information or to apply visit the Aboriginal Sport Participation Grant Program.

Page last updated: 19 Jun 2024
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