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Mayor's Sporting Fund

The Mayor's Sporting Fund was established in 1999 by former Mayor, Wayne Richards. The Fund provides financial assistance to young local residents who have been selected to attend high level sporting competitions (residents) outside the local government area.

The Mayor's Sporting Fund has provided more than $300,000 in financial assistance since it was established. 

Round 1 of the 2019/20 Australian Sports Commission (ASC) Local Sporting Champions Program is now open, closing 30 June 2019. The program is designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 years participating in state, national and international level sporting championships as either an athlete, coach, umpire or referee.
The application and guidelines can be accessed from https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions.

Mayor's Sporting Fund Criteria

The fund primarily provides financial assistance for elite athletes attending state, national and international competitions. However, every application is assessed on its individual merit. Athletes competing at an elite level are encouraged to apply for assistance by filling in the below application form

Applications must be received before the nominated competition date as funding will not be awarded retrospectively. Funds are allocated by the Mayor and the Mayor's Sporting Fund Committee.

For more information about the Mayor's Sporting Fund, please contact Council's Corporate Events Coordinator, Jenny Mead on (02) 6581 8111.

 Download a copy of the Mayor's Sporting Fund Criteria67KB pdf(PDF, 67KB).

Mayor Sporting Fund Application Form

Please ensure that you read the form and criteria carefully and supply all the relevant details so the Committee can accurately assess your application. The Committee meets monthly to assess applications.

Please read the criteria information and application form thoroughly
Complete the form below and attach all relevant documentation including  photography consent form693KB docx(DOCX, 693KB)
Application must be lodged with Council as soon as possible after applicants receive notification of their selection to compete

Click here to view form.

This page was last updated on: 10 April 2019