FAQs

Funding

  • How does my sporting organisation become recognised?
    The ASC currently recognises more than 90 organisations as National Sporting Organisations (NSOs) and National Sporting Organisations for people with disability (NSODs). For recognition, these organisations have satisfied the ASC that they have a national perspective and that each is the pre-eminent body taking responsibility for the development of their sport in Australia. The ASC only recognises one NSO/NSOD for each sport. There is a range of criteria that is applied in determining whether an organisation may be eligible for recognition from the ASC. For full details of the criteria, the support that is available to NSOs/NSODs and how to apply for recognition see the recognition section of this site.
  • How does my national sporting organisation/national sporting organisation for people with disability get ASC funding?
    The ASC currently funds more than 60 NSOs and NSODs which it recognises as the pre-eminent body taking responsibility for the development of their sport in Australia. There is a range of criteria that is applied in determining whether an organisation may be eligible for funding from the ASC. For full details of the criteria, the support that is available to NSOs meeting them and how to apply for recognition see the recognition section of this site.
  • How do I get funding for my son who has just made a representative junior team?
    The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for young people aged 12 - 18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition or a School Sport Australia national championships. For further information see: www.ausport.gov.au/participating/schools_and_juniors/juniors/get_involved/local_sporting_champions
  • My tennis club wants to build new courts; what funding is available?
    The ASC does not provide funding for the development and/or maintenance of sporting facilities. State/Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation may provide funding for these purposes.
  • I belong to a regional sporting association and we are seeking funding to run a junior sport program. How can the ASC help?
    The ASC does not fund state, regional or local sporting organisations. All State/Territory Departments of Sport and Recreation offer a range of funding programs and schemes that may be of assistance to state, regional and local sporting organisations.

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