The Turnbull Government is supporting the next generation of Australia’s Sporting Champions through the Logan Sporting Champions Grant program.
Federal Member for Forde Bert van Manen MP said young athletes could apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant to support their involvement in sport.
“The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often,” Mr van Manen said.
“That’s why I’m encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials in Forde to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant before the deadline closes on June 30.
“These $500 grants provide financial assistance to athletes, coaches and officials, to go towards travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending endorsed state, national or international championships.”
The grants are aimed at alleviating the financial strain some families and young athletes feel when selected for a significant sporting event.
“The Local Sporting Champions grants are important for encouraging more Australians to participate in sport and help support emerging athletes achieve all they can in sport,” Mr van Manen said.
“The number of Local Sporting Champions grants is limited, and it is important that athletes, coaches and officials apply for the financial support before their event.”
For more information about Local Sporting Champions grants and to apply, visit www.ausport.gov.au/LSC.