Grants and scholarships

There are a number of opportunities for funding for individuals available through the Australian Sports Commission (ASC). See related downloads below for further information on each program:

Research into Action Fund

The Research into Action Fund aims to contribute to the transformation of existing knowledge and/or expertise into applied outcomes that support Australia’s Winning Edge Targets.

Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program

Indigenous boxers in action
Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is for Indigenous sportspeople who have been selected for a state team to compete at national championships or an Australian team to compete at an international event. The program assists with travel and accommodation expenses only.

Local Sporting Champions grants program

Young goal keeper jumping for the ball in soccer

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

Hockey official standing next to goalie waiting for a shot
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.

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