Ipswich City Council provides financial support to the sporting community in Ipswich through supporting athletes and sport and recreation organisations.

2020 Ipswich Sports Awards

Nominations for the 2020 Ipswich Sports Awards will open on 10 August 2020.

Visit the Ipswich Sports Awards page.

Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant

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.
  • Proof of residency

To apply for a Sport and Recreation Achievement Grant please fill out the Online Application Form

For assistance please contact the Applications Team on (07) 3810 6666.

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

The Queensland Government assists young athletes in Queensland who have competed at a State or State School Championship, National or National School Championship or International Championship.

For more information and to apply, visit the Queensland Government website

Local Sporting Champions

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.

For more information and to apply, visit the Australian Sports Commission website

Australian Government

Search for available grants from Australian, state and territory governments, and in some cases from local councils through the Australian Government Grant Finder.

Our Community Funding Centre

Find information about applying and searching for grants at Our Community Funding Centre.