The Australian Sports Commission have just released details of a fantastic grant opportunity to assist young athletes with competition related travel expenses.
The Local Sporting Champions Grant provides funding to young people aged 12-18 who have to travel more than 125km to get to a State Championship or National Championship, or an International sporting event as a member of an Australian Team.
There are three rounds of Local Sporting Champions Grants awarded each financial year, with the current round now open until February 28, 2015.
For more information, to check your eligibility, and to apply, please visit the Local Sporting Champions website: http://www.ausport.gov.au/participating/schools_and_juniors/local_sporting_champions
Please note that National events such as the Canoe Sprint Grand Prix and Canoe Slalom Australian Open are not eligible for this grant; only official National Championships.
Please also note that funding must be applied for in advance of the event; it can not be reimbursed in retrospect.