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:
Australian Institute of Sport scholarships
Through the Australian Institute of Sport, the ASC offers athlete scholarships across 37 sport programs in 26 sports administered from various centre's around Australia.
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
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
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.
Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women
Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women provide funding for women to undertake sports leadership initiatives throughout Australia.
National Officiating Scholarship program
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.
Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership Program
The Multicultural Youth Sports Partnership (MYSP) Program is an initiative of the Australian Government and forms a key part of Australia’s multicultural policy. The objective of the MYSP Program is to create sustainable opportunities for youth from new and emerging communities and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to participate in sport and physical activity within local communities.
Active After-school Communities Program Grants
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
- Venue/facility hire
- Sporting equipment
- Afternoon Tea (schools only)
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.