Round 2, 2017-18 of the Local Sporting Champions program is now open. The program is designed to support young people participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as an athlete, coach or official.
Applications for grants can be made to the Australian Sports Commission online at www.alexhawke.com.au (click on the Local Sporting Champions icon). Successful applicants will be determined by a local sports panel from the Hills district. Applications close Tuesday, 31 October 2017.
A grant of $500 per individual is available to help meet costs such as travel, equipment, uniforms and accommodation.
In order to be eligible to receive a Local Sporting Champions grant applicants must:
• be aged 12 to 18 years (inclusive);
• be required to travel a return distance of 250 kilometres or more;
• be an Australian citizen; and
• be participating in an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition, or national school sporting competition.