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Financial assistance

There are a number of avenues for parents to access funding for their children involved in school sport:

The Local Sporting Champions Program

This is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide 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 eligibility and criteria see local sporting champions.

Emerging Athlete Pathways 


Aspirations 4 Kids in Sport (A4K)

We make funding grants available to Queensland school students between the ages of 10-19 years who want to play sports but due to individual reasons may find it difficult to do so. Nominees may be eligible for assistance if they qualify under the specific cause criteria

Identifying worthy causes can be a challenge. If you are made aware an athlete is opting out of participating in a school sport event or activity for unexplained reasons as set out in the eligibility causes, A4K may be able to assist.​

The parent needs to be aware that there is funding available for their athlete and direct them to the A4K Website.


There have been some regulations placed around disclosure of information from schools to A4K  

Parents must now;


1.     Obtain a Consent form for Disclosure of Student Personal

Information (DoE) before any school can start an application to apply for any funding with A4K


2.     Complete the relevant section ONLY for the cause they are

applying under


        3.  Sign and return to the school to be submitted on their behalf.


This form can be found on the A4K website as below;

South West  Indigenous Network


For assistance completing the program application forms or any other queries about the SWIN Small Grant Program please don't hesitate to contact your local Indigenous Community Sport and Recreation Officer. Contact details for these officers can be found here.