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Grants and scholarships

There are a number of opportunities for individuals and sporting organisations to receive funding through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC).

See below for further information on each program, or alternatively visit the Other Funding Opportunities tab for links to Government Departments and organisations that offer various grant programs. 

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Indigenous boxers in action
The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) provides funding for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected in an official state/territory team to compete at national championships or the official Australian team to compete at an international competition. The program assists with eligible out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses only.

Local Sporting Champions grants program

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The Local Sporting Champions grants program is designed to provide financial assistance for junior sportsmen and women towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing at an official NSO or NSOD endorsed state or national sporting competition, a School Sport Australia endorsed state or national championship or an international competition where the applicant is representing an official Australian team.

Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program

Female rugby league referee
The Women Leaders in Sport grant program provides female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate to advanced training within the sport industry to reach their leadership potential. Grants are available for individuals and organisations in the areas of coaching, communications/media/marketing, governance, management/administration and officiating.

National Officiating Scholarship program

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The National Officiating Scholarship program is aimed at elite officials within targeted sports to provide support in their development to reach the highest level of officiating.

Active After-school Communities Program Grants

Active After-school Communities

Active After-school Communities program grants are for participating primary schools and Out of School Hours Care Services to assist with program costs associated with:

  • Community coach delivery
  • Supervision
  • Venue/facility hire
  • Transport
  • Sporting equipment
  • Afternoon Tea (schools only)

ASOP Pacific Sport Partnerships

ASOP Pacific Sport Partnerships
The Pacific Sports Partnerships (PSP) is delivered through partnerships between the Australian Sports Commission with Australian sport organisations and their counterpart regional and national sport federations in the Pacific. The purpose of the PSP is to develop the capacity of Pacific-based sports federations to conduct sport for development programs which foster healthier and more inclusive communities.

dAIS - Athlete Grants

Australia’s Winning Edge, our nation’s high performance sporting strategy, underpins our ambition to develop world best athletes capable of producing world best results. We aim to rank amongst the top five nations at the summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, the top 15 nations at the winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to be the top nation at the Commonwealth Games. A key element of Australia’s Winning Edge is to prioritise support to the athletes who have the greatest potential to contribute to these targets.

The dAIS scheme provides an opportunity for athletes in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports to receive a direct cash grant from the Australian Government. Athletes may be nominated by their National Sporting Organisation to receive a dAIS grant......

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