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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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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund – closes 28 June 2019

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provide payments for eligible students to attend camps, sports and excursions.

Families holding a valid means-tested concession card or temporary foster parents are eligible to apply. $125 per year will be paid for eligible primary school students, with $225 per year paid for eligible secondary school students. Payments will go directly to the school and be tied to the student.

Parents of Legal Guardians are required to submit an application to schools.

Closes 28 June 2019. Find out more here.

Active in Parks – Local Champions Grant – open all year round.

‘Local Champions’ grants support organisations to champion Active in Parks in their state or territory. Grant applications between $7,500 and $15,000 will be considered year round, and funds must be acquitted within 12 months of receipt.  The grants can be used to hold events in parks and supporting organsiations to take their activites outdoors as well as some other activities.

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