From 1 May, 2019, the Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant program is replacing the Sports Excellence Bursary program. The eligibility criteria has been updated and applicants are encouraged to read the Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant Guidelines before applying.
The Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant will continue to provide financial support to eligible athletes who are representing Queensland or Australia at an eligible sporting event as well as providing the same level of support to umpires and referees attending eligible events.
Applications are open all year round however must be lodged within three months before or after the event that the athlete, umpire or referee is attending.
Applicants will be required to provide the following documentation:
Written confirmation of the applicants selection to participate in an eligible National or International competition as an athlete, umpire or referee on the letterhead of the recognised governing body.
The Australian Sports Commission provides financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships.