Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program – closes 19 March 2019

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 community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events.

What types of activities might be funded?

Category 1

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.

Category 2

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.

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Wellington Shire Community Assistance Grants – closes 1 March 2019

Community Assistance Grants Scheme encourages the development of initiatives in the community in line with Council’s vision, Wellington 2030, and the Council Plan. It aims to build on community capacity, encourage participation in cultural development and support community initiatives that promote participation and working together to maintain our community assets.

Community Assistance Grant applications are made available for not for profit community groups looking for funding of $2,001 – $5,00 in the following categories:

  • Community Facilities (not currently accepting applications)
  • Community Events
  • Community Projects

Closes 1 March 2019

For further information on grant categories, please visit Wellington Shire Council Community Assistance Grants page.

Emergency: sporting and recreational equipment – ongoing

These grants provide assistance to grassroots sport and active recreation clubs and organisations to replace essential sporting or first aid equipment that has been lost or destroyed as a consequence of fire, flood, significant storm event, theft or criminal damage.

Funding up to $2,000.

Applications are ongoing and accepted up to three months after the loss of damage.

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Wellington Shire Council Quick Response Grants – always open

Minor Community Events

Applications will be considered for events that celebrate the community, or aspects of culture and identity. Applicants must aim to bring the community together to actively engage them in an event or activity. ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Projects

Applications will be considered for projects that fulfil a demonstrated community need, or benefit to the community ($0-2,000)

Minor Community Facilities

Applications will be considered for minor capital works projects and maintenance on community facilities. Playing surface improvements and lighting projects are also considered to be capital works items. Built in or fixed equipment may also be considered for funding. This does not include portable items. ($0-2,000)

Individual Sponsorship

Provides assistance to allow individuals to participate in activities and events as representatives of the Wellington Community. Successful applications will be able to demonstrate a community benefit that will be achieved by sharing information and skills learnt through their experiences. ($0-$500)

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Local Sporting Champions – always open

The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 (be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship) towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.

Grant applications are assessed 3 times each year. It may therefore take five-six months before you are notified of the outcome of your application.

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