Travel grants for local sports stars
03 July 2018
Talented sportspeople in the Euroa electorate currently have the opportunity to apply for travel assistance grants under the 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Steph Ryan said the program assists athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition at national championships or selection events.
“Meeting the costs associated with travelling to sporting events, competitions and training can put a huge amount of pressure on families,” Ms Ryan said.
“This program aims to help talented young people pursue their sporting dreams.
“Applications are open until the 24 July and I encourage any interested athletes to consider making an application.”
There are two categories of grants available:
Category 1: State Sporting Associations or organisations and peak bodies recognized by Sport and Recreation Victoria 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 trails. Grants of up to $6,000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1,000 per team member. Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2,000
Category 2: 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.
For more information call Steph Ryan’s office on 03 5762 1600.