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Grants and Funding

dAIS Athlete Grants

Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games athletes can be nominated by their NSO for a grant

dAIS athlete funding will continue as normal despite the COVID-19 pandemic. Athletes may be eligible for additional government support, check the Athlete Funding FAQs on the AIS COVID-19 webpage to see what opportunities are available.

The dAIS scheme provides an opportunity for athletes in Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games sports to receive a direct cash grant from the Australian Government.

As well as supporting current podium finishing athletes, dAIS also provides support to a growing number of emerging athletes.

Athletes may be nominated by their National Sporting Organisation (NSO) to receive a dAIS grant if they:

  • achieved a top 1-8 result at a recent world championship level event and are expected to maintain that level of performance, or
  • demonstrate potential to achieve a podium result at a future world championship level event, and meet certain other eligibility criteria, including the means test and code of conduct, as set out in the dAIS guidelines. For athletes who want to be nominated for the dAIS grants, please contact your respective national sporting organisation.

Further information on dAIS including FAQs and means test is available on myAISPlaybook (, an athletes portal hosted by the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for elite athletes.

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