Sport Elite Grant

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If you are a young athlete, aged 24 years and under and live in Hume City, we encourage you to apply for financial support to cover the participation costs of regional, state, national and international sporting events, and programs.

This funding supports you with the costs to attend recognised opportunities that further your sports development. These opportunities must provide a clearly identified benefit to the Hume community.

Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted. Please read the How to apply section below and the Sports Aid Grant Program Guidelines(PDF, 274KB).

Grant Amounts

  • Representation in International Championships outside of Australia- up to $1,000
  • Representation in International Championships in Australia- up to $600
  • Representation in National Championships outside of Victoria- up to $600
  • Representation in National Championships in Victoria- up to $300
  • Representative Championships in Victoria- up to $300

Examples include:

  • Competition and tournament entry fees.
  • Travel and accommodation costs associated with event participation.
  • Other costs associated with participation in the competition/tournament may be considered.

How to apply?

We are currently not accepting applications relating to Basketball

  • Applications are accepted throughout the year until funds are exhausted.
  • You will be notified of the outcome within 6 weeks of a fully completed application with all supporting documents.
  • First time applicants will be prioritised over applicants that have previously received SAGP funding.
  • Hume City Council reserves the right to cap total funding allocated to a sport, competition/program or physical activity for the financial year.
  • Applications must be received prior to the event taking place. Late applications will not be considered.

Apply for the Sport Elite Grant

Who can apply?

  • Applicants must be permanent residents of the City of Hume (evidence of residential address is required at the time of application).
  • Applicants must be aged 24 years and under at the time of application.
  • Applications must be received prior to the event taking place. Late applications will not be considered.
  • Applicants must be competing in a sporting event that is competitive in nature and has a set of rules and a code of conduct.
  • Applicants must compete in an ‘Organised Sport’ that has a recognised National Sporting Organisation (NSO)
  • Applicants must provide a letter of support verifying their selection from the relevant accredited National or State sporting association. Applications at a regional level may provide a letter from their local club. School Sport Australia and School Sport Victoria events are eligible for funding.
  • Applicants can apply for one category of funding per application.
  • Past successful applicants can apply for another sport should they meet relevant criteria.
  • Applicants agree to supply evidence as requested by Council within 30 days following the event/competition. Evidence can be provided in the form of photos, media articles, printed results, receipts or a letter from the relevant Governing Body.

What will be funded?

  • Competition and tournament entry fees.
  • Travel and accommodation costs associated with event participation.
  • Other costs associated with participation in the competition/tournament may be considered.

What will not be funded?

  • Tours and competitions that are friendship/exposure competitions, including international and interstate tours organised by schools and private tour groups.
  • Participation in tournaments that are not recognised by the relevant National or State Sporting organisation as a part of their athlete development pathway.
  • Any tournaments or competitions where the participants are not selected based on merit with a fair and transparent selection process available to all residents.
  • Expenses associated with the travel costs of accompanying family members.

What documents do I need?

We want you to have the best chance to receive grant funding. You will need to supply the following documentation with your grant application.

  • Proof of Residency in Hume ie. Driver's License, Bank Statement 
  • Proof of Age (Aged 24 years and under) ie. Passport, Driver's License, Birth Certificate
  • Proof of Event ie. website, social media, letter from organising committee
  • Proof of Selection ie. Selection Letter with name of applicant, social media post  
  • Proof of Bank details ie. bank statement excerpt (with no balances or transactions), bank deposit slip for the nominated account