Recent Program Changes
The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) provides assistance to indigenous sportspeople who are involved in official national championships and international competitions that are endorsed by relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisations (NSO) or School Sport Australia (SSA).
Funding is available to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses when attending eligible national championships or international competitions. Currently the Australian Government through the ASC, provides $600,000, with assistance provided to over 650 indigenous sportspeople annually.
The EITAAP program is administered using the ASC Grant Management Framework (the Framework), which is based on the policies and procedures as set out in the Commonwealth Grant Guidelines. The Framework recommends that all grant programs be reviewed to ensure objectives and strategic alignment of the organisation are met.
As a result of the EITAAP review, changes have been made to the program guidelines and eligibility from 2014-15 onwards.
1. Focus on key competitions
The ASC has amended the competition eligibility so that sportspeople (including athletes, coaches, managers, officials and trainers) who are only competing in Junior or Open level competitions are eligible to receive funding under the program.
2. Funding amounts provided to recipients
Indigenous sportspeople (including athletes, coaches, managers, officials and sports trainers) who compete in Junior or Open level competitions are eligible to apply for a maximum of $1,000 per financial year to attend national championships, and a maximum of $3,000 per financial year to attend international competitions to assist with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses.
For a full list of the program guidelines and eligibility please refer to the EITAAP homepage.
For any enquiries, please contact the EITAAP administrators on:
Phone: (02) 6214 1461