Mitchell Lo­cal Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons Grants

Hills to Hawkesbury Living Magazine - - Community News -

Round 2, 2017-18 of the Lo­cal Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons pro­gram is now open. The pro­gram is de­signed to sup­port young peo­ple par­tic­i­pat­ing in state, na­tional and in­ter­na­tional level sport­ing cham­pi­onships as an ath­lete, coach or of­fi­cial.

Ap­pli­ca­tions for grants can be made to the Aus­tralian Sports Com­mis­sion on­line at www. alex­hawke. com. au (click on the Lo­cal Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons icon). Suc­cess­ful ap­pli­cants will be de­ter­mined by a lo­cal sports panel from the Hills district. Ap­pli­ca­tions close Tues­day, 31 Oc­to­ber 2017.

A grant of $500 per in­di­vid­ual is avail­able to help meet costs such as travel, equip­ment, uni­forms and ac­com­mo­da­tion.

In or­der to be el­i­gi­ble to re­ceive a Lo­cal Sport­ing Cham­pi­ons grant ap­pli­cants must:

be aged 12 to 18 years (in­clu­sive);

be re­quired to travel a re­turn dis­tance of 250 kilo­me­tres or more;

be an Aus­tralian cit­i­zen; and

be par­tic­i­pat­ing in an of­fi­cial na­tional sport­ing or­gan­i­sa­tion (NSO) en­dorsed state or na­tional sport­ing com­pe­ti­tion, or na­tional school sport­ing com­pe­ti­tion.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on el­i­gi­bil­ity cri­te­ria, visit: http:// www.aus­port.gov.au/ais/grants_and_­fund­ing/lo­cal_s­port­ing_ cham­pi­ons

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