The Athlete Pathway Travel Grants Program provides grants to improve Victorian athlete development pathways from community to national representation level.
Support is available to assist community sport and recreation athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of participating in training and competition, and for high performance Victorian athletes and teams to compete at national championships or selection events.
State sporting associations or State sporting organisations or Peak bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria (or if no state sporting association, the relevant Australian Sports Commission recognised national sporting organisation) can apply for up to five grants per funding round on behalf of Victorian teams or individuals for travel to compete at national championships and/or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials.
Grants of up to $6000 are available for teams with a maximum of $1000 per team member.
Grants for individuals are available up to a maximum of $2000.
Category 2: Community Organisations
Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation opportunities can apply for up to two grants per funding round of $750 each to assist athletes, coaches, officials and teams with the travel costs of training and competition. A maximum of two grants will be approved to any organisation in any calendar year.
Applications should reflect support of gender equity across teams and individuals.
Travel and accommodation costs associated with competing at a national championship or an event or series of events constituting national selection trials. Applications may be submitted for an individual athlete or team/squad.
Travel and accommodation costs for athletes, coaches, officials or teams that are required to travel to train or compete. For example an athlete that is regularly required to travel to train with a state squad, or a regional club that is required to travel to a number of other towns in order to compete in their local competition.
Category 1: Applications may be submitted by state sporting associations or state sporting organisations or peak bodies recognised by Sport and Recreation Victoria or where there is no recognised state sporting association a national sporting organisation recognised by the Australian Sports Commission.
Category 2: Applications may be submitted by Victorian community organisations delivering sport and active recreation programs.
Victorian residents living close to state borders who do not have reasonable access to a Victorian club should contact their local regional sports assembly for assistance with the application process under Category 2.
Applications will be considered in two assessment rounds each year as detailed in the table below:
2018 Round 1
Applications Open: 24 July 2017
Applications Close: 28 August 2017
2018 Round 2
Applications Open: 30 January 2018
Applications Close: 6 March 2018
Travel Dates Eligible for each funding round
State Sporting Associations can apply in advance of teams or individuals being selected. Each round covers six months of the calendar year.
2018 Round 1: travel from 1 January 2018 to 30 June 2018
2018 Round 2: travel from 1 July 2018 to 31 December 2018
Travel must commence after the application closing date.
There are some important steps to consider before submitting an application.
Step 1: Check your eligibility
Check the detailed information contained in the program guidelines to see if your organisation and your proposed activity is eligible.
Step 2: Apply using Grants Online
Make sure you have the information you need on hand including required documents, and click on ‘Start new application’ to submit your application through Grants Online. You will receive an Application Number when you submit an application online. Please quote your Application Number in all correspondence relating to your application.
For general Sport and Recreation Victoria grant enquiries: Phone: 1300 366 356 for the cost of a local call (except from mobile phones); or Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Open Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5pm except public holidays