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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.

Young Athlete Travel Subsidy
The Young Athlete Travel Subsidy provides financial help to young Queensland athletes or officials who have competed or officiated in various championships.
To be eligible, you must - within the last 6 months have competed or officiated at an eligible championship, including: 


  • a Queensland State Championship
  • a Queensland State School Championship
  • an Australian National Championship
  • an Australian National School Championship
  • an International Championship
  • have lived in Queensland for more than 12 months before the championship
  • be under the age of 18 at the start of the championship
  • live more than 200km from the championship, see as the cocky flies​.
  • be able to confirm your participation or service
  • not hold a current Queensland Academy of Sport Scholarship.

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.

All payments are offered at the sole discretion of Aspirations 4 Kids - in Sport Ltd. A nominee can submit more than one application in any one year however funding assistance is limited to one (1) payment in any one calendar year.

Our Causes:

Hardship - Financial

Hardship - Rural/Remote

Hand Up

Disability/Chronic Illness




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.
Please note that the 2016/17 Small Grants Program is NOW OPEN