Kicking goals for Country Sport
October 23, 2019
Local Sporting Champions is a Morrison Government program that provides grants to children aged 12-18 who are attending eligible state, national or international championships.
The Federal Member for Durack Melissa Price has welcomed the new round of grants. As a representative of a regional, rural and remote electorate it is an opportunity for me to support talented, ambitious young sports people and their dedicated families in my electorate.
"It is a fantastic chance to assist these children pursue their sporting dreams and represent their communities, but also to help their families cover costs which can be prohibitive in a large electorate like Durack," Ms Price said.
Local Sporting Champions has provided more than $30 million to support more than 52,000 junior athletes, coaches and officials since 2008.
The program continues to grow, with the Morrison Government committing to a funding boost of $11.8 million over four years from 2018-19. This has resulted in a record year for the program in 2018-19, with more than 9000 grants issued across 76 different sports.
Local Sporting Champions is managed by the Australian Government’s peak sporting agency, Sport Australia.
These grants are delivered through four grant rounds a year. Applications for this round close on 31 December 2019.
Application details are available at https://www.sportaus.gov.au/lsc
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