Young athletes across Dickson are set to receive a boost thanks to the Australian Government’s Local Sporting Champions grant.
The Local Sporting Champions grant program provides athletes, coaches and officials with an opportunity to apply for a $500 funding grant to go towards travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending endorsed state, national or international championships.
Federal Member for Dickson Peter Dutton has urged young athletes to apply for a grant to support their involvement in sport.
“The Coalition Government is committed to getting Australian kids more active, more often,” Mr Dutton said.
“That’s why I’m encouraging young athletes, coaches and officials in Dickson to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant before the deadline closes on June 30.”
“These grants provide an ideal opportunity for young sports people and their support teams to gain financial assistance to help them turn their sporting dreams into a reality,” he said.
The grants are aimed at alleviating the financial strain some families and young athletes feel when selected for a significant sporting event.
The number of Local Sporting Champions grants is limited, and it is important that athletes, coaches and officials apply for the financial support before their event.
For more information about Local Sporting Champions grants and to apply, visit www.ausport.gov.au/LSC.