The Mayor’s Sporting Fund helps young local athletes attend elite level sporting competitions outside of our local government area. Each month, a one-off payment is awarded to a recipient that meets all the criteria.
Applicants must be:
The full eligibility conditions can be found in the Mayor’s Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 584KB).
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.
The Mayor’s Sporting Fund Sub-Committee chooses the successful recipients of the funding and decides how much to allocate. The committee assesses applications based on the criteria outlined in the Mayor’s Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 584KB) document.
It’s important that you check your sport is recognised on the National Sporting Organisation list produced by the National Sports Commission. Applications for dance eisteddfods are ineligible.
The Mayor's Sporting Fund was established in 1999 by former Mayor, Wayne Richards. The Fund has provided more than $300,000 in financial assistance since it was established. The money for the fund is raised each year through fundraising events, such as the popular Mayors’ Sporting Fund Golf Tournament and the Mayor’s Sporting Fund Bowls day