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Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be turning 12 to 24 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated championships.
  • Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status and be residing in Australia.
  • Be a participant in an event, division or competition open only to athletes with a disability which is:

A participant is anyone involved in an official capacity in the event or competition such as an athlete, coach or official, and where appropriate, guides or assistants.

  • Applicants attending a state/territory championship must be living more than 125km from the championships venue and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championships*.
  • May receive a maximum of two grants in the same allocation year (1 June 2023 - 30 April 2024) for attending either:
    • one state or national championships and one international competition; or
    • two different international competitions.
  • Must incur out-of-pocket expenses equal to, or greater than, the grant amount they are eligible to receive.
  • Must not receive a Local Sporting Champions grant to attend the same event or competition.
  • Applications must be submitted within timeframes indicated in the program guidelines.

* Those attending a national championships or international competition do not need to be travelling a minimum distance to be eligible.

Along with meeting the eligibility criteria, to receive a grant applicants must abide by the program Terms and Conditions.

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