The program helps aspiring Victorian athletes, teams, coaches and officials realise their sporting potential through grants that remove the barrier of travel and accommodation costs.
Athletes often have to travel significant distances, often at significant cost, to pursue their sporting dreams.
There are two categories of grants:
- state sporting associations can apply for grants of up to $6,000 for teams or up to $2,000 for individuals to travel to compete at national championships or trials.
- community sport and recreation organisations can apply for grants of up to $750 to help with travel and accommodation costs related to competition or training for athletes, teams, coaches and officials.
This round will see around $275,000 allocated to more than 150 recipients across the state.
Since the grants were introduced they have helped 950 recipients realise their sporting dreams.
Those recipients range from football to motor sport and golf – athletes or organisations from any sport or active recreation are eligible to apply.
The funding is part of the Victorian Government's ongoing investment in sport and active recreation, to encourage all Victorians to get out there and get active.
The Victorian Budget 2018/19 invested almost half-a-billion to ensure sport and active recreation goes from strength-to-strength.
For further information on the program