Travel grants for local sports stars

Nationals Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp says talented sportspeople in the region currently have the opportunity to apply for travel assistance grants under the 2018/19 Athlete Pathway Travel Grant Program.

Mr Crisp said that applications are currently being sought under the program, which assists athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition at national championships or selection events.

“Many country athletes and their families find it difficult to meet the cost of travelling to sporting events for competition and training,” Mr Crisp said.

“This program is an excellent opportunity to nurture our emerging young talent across the Mildura electorate and to encourage them to pursue their sporting dreams,” he said.

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.

Applications close 24 July 2018.

More information can be obtained from www.sport.vic.gov.au/grants-and-funding/our-grants

 

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