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Assessment and Outcome

Assessment timeframe and process

Applications are assessed three times a year. The timeframe for when an application is assessed is determined by when the application is submitted, as detailed below:

RoundRound Dates*Assessment TimelineApplicants Notified/Grant Paid
Round 1, 2018/191 Mar 2018 - 30 Jun 2018Jul – Aug 2018Aug 2018
Round 2, 2018/191 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018Nov – Dec 2018Dec 2018
Round 3, 2018/191 Nov 2018 - 28 Feb 2019Mar – Apr 2019Apr 2019

* Applications must be submitted within these dates to be assessed during that round.

Please note: the assessment and payment timeframes are set as per the table above. We endeavour to finalise the process as soon as possible, however the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is unable to assess or process the grant earlier than the stated dates for each round.

Assessment criteria

At the end of each round, an independent panel assesses eligible applications, taking into consideration the:

  • Quality of Application.
  • Level of Competition (international, national or state).
  • Demographics of the applicant.
  • Distance travelled to the championships.
  • Age of the applicant.
  • Previous funding received

Successful applicants

Notification

Successful applicants will be notified via email or mail.

Receiving the grant

The grant will be paid into the account listed on your application within two weeks from receiving the notification. If your account details have changed since submitting the application, please contact us immediately.

Requirements of receiving a grant

As a recipient, you are required to:

  • Abide by the program Terms and Conditions;
  • Spend the grant on any associated cost of attending the nominated championships, or use the grant as a reimbursement for any associated costs incurred for attending the nominated championships;
  • Contact us if your contact details or circumstances change, particularly if you are no longer able to attend the nominated championships; and
  • Keep records as proof of spending the grant and attending the nominated championships, and provide them to the ASC for the purpose of auditing the grant (if requested).

Audit

You may be selected for a check on how you have used your grant. These obligations are set out in the program Terms and Conditions.

If contacted, you must:

  • comply with any written requests by the designated due date; and
  • provide the ASC, or its authorised representatives, with records confirming that the grant was used towards your participating at the nominated championships.

These records can be receipts or bank transaction records confirming the date and amount relevant to your attendance at the nominated championships. Examples include:

  • A flight itinerary showing your name, the departure and return dates, and total cost.
  • A receipt showing relevant accommodation details which aligns with your competition dates.
  • An invoice and/or associated receipt for the competition registration fee which clearly lists your name and the nominated competition name.
  • Receipts for meals that align with your travel/attendance at the competition.

Unsuccessful Applicants

Notification

If your application is unsuccessful, you will be notified via email within two months from the round closing.

Feedback

The Local Sporting Champions program is currently oversubscribed with a large number of applications received each year. The assessment process is highly competitive and funding cannot be guaranteed.

If your application was unsuccessful, we encourage you to review the suggestions provided in the application form questions, and ensure you include as much information as possible to support your case.

The ASC recommends that you apply again if you have another eligible competition to attend.

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