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Federal Member for Wide Bay, Warren Truss has announced the latest round of successful applicants from the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions program.
“I congratulate the winners and wish each competitor well in their event.”
“The Local Sporting Champions program is designed to assist local young sportsmen, women and teams, to compete in significant sporting competitions, such as state and national championships,” Mr Truss said.
Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for people aged between 12 and 18 years to help meet the costs of participating in those events, including 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);
• must be required to travel a distance of 250 kilometres or more, return.
• be participating in an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition, or national school sport competition.
The Australian Sports Commission (ASC) is responsible for the overall management and coordination of the program.
Applications for grants can be made at any time throughout the year, either through the Australian Sports Commission by visiting the website www.ausport.gov.au/champions or by contacting Mr Truss’ office on 1300 301 968.
For a full list of successful applicants in this round of funding click here