The Australian Sports Commission is supporting junior athletes across the country with their Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program, an initiative of the government to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.
The program offers successful applicants $500 to be used toward the cost of travel, uniforms, accommodation or equipment when competing at an official championship endorsed by an Australian Sports Commission-recognised national sporting organisation (NSO).
With Transplant Australia enjoying NSO status thanks to a long, successful collaboration with the Australian Sports Commission building sports pathways for transplant recipients, this makes the grant perfect for Transplant Games athletes.
To be eligible, young people must meet the following:
- Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship
- Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia
- Be living more than 125km from the championship venue, and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championship
- Must complete and submit application to the ASC prior to the nominated championship commencing
- Must not have received a Local Sporting Champions grant for an application submitted in the same allocation year (1 March – 28/29 February)
- Must not have received $500 or more in federal government funding for the nominated championship
- Must not be participating in a professional competition that involves prize money greater than $500
Junior athletes headed for the Gold Coast in September for the 16th Australian Transplant Games are encouraged to apply, and we wish you all the best of luck!
The Australian Sports Commission is a Gold Partner of the 2018 Australian Transplant Games on the Gold Coast.