The Port Macquarie-Hastings Sporting Fund (formerly known as 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.
Applicants must be:
The full eligibility conditions can be found in the Port Macquarie-Hastings Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 302KB).
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.
Prepare your application with supporting documents to help give you the best chance of being selected as the recipient.
The Port Macquarie-Hastings 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 Port Macquarie-Hastings Sporting Fund Criteria(PDF, 302KB) document.
See below a list of young sporting stars who have received support from the Port Macquarie Hastings Sporting Fund over the past few years.
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 Golf Tournament and Bowls day. The Fund was renamed to the Port Macquarie-Hastings Sporting Fund in 2023.