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The program opens on 1 July each year and closes on 15 June the following year or when funds are exhausted
To provide financial assistance to young people who are representing their sport or field of expertise in national or international competition.
Individual applications can be made for up to $150 towards the costs of competing nationally or $300 towards the costs of competing internationally.
Team applications can be made for up to $250 towards the costs of competing nationally or $500 towards the costs of competing internationally.
A further 20% funding consideration may be made for applicants with a Centrelink issued Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card.
Youth Encouragement Grants provide financial assistance for individuals competing at elite levels, as part of an affiliated state or national event or international activity/event in any of the following categories:
Specific criteria for the grant includes:
Download the Youth Encouragement Grants(PDF, 150KB) guidelines for more information
Minimum eligibility requirements to be considered for funding. Refer to the Youth Encouragement Grants(PDF, 150KB) guidelines for full eligibility.
Applications will be assessed based on:
Applicants must provide an acquittal report on the experience, use of funds and how the grant benefitted the individual or team within 6 weeks of the event.
Applications are to be submitted via the Shire's online grant portal Smartygrants.