Mayor’s Sporting Fund


The Mayor’s Sporting Fund helps young local athletes attend elite level sporting competitions outside of our local government area. The Committee meets monthly as required to consider applications received. 

Before applying

Who can apply?

Applicants must be:

  • Between 13 and 21 years of age by the date which the competition will take place.
  • Australian citizens or a permanent Australian resident, living in the Port Macquarie-Hastings local government area. 
  • Have gained selection/qualified to compete at state, national and international competitions.
  • Participating in a sport that is recognised within the National Sporting Organisation list produced by the National Sports Commission.

The full eligibility conditions can be found in the Mayor’s Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 110KB).

How to apply

Complete the online application and submit it before the nominated competition date. It can take about a month to review applications and decide on a worthy recipient so ensure you apply early. Funding will not be awarded after the competition has taken place.

Prepare your application with supporting documents to help give you the best chance of selected as the recipient.

Apply now

Choosing the recipient

The Mayor’s Sporting Fund committee assesses applications and submits their recommendations to the elected Council who are the determining body for allocation of grants under the Fund. Applications are assessed in accordance with the criteria outlined in the Mayor’s Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 110KB) document.