Sport Grants

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions grant provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships. 

Children can represent their sporting club or their school either individually or in team sports. 

If successful, individual applicants will receive $500-$700 towards the associated costs of attending their championships, covering travel, accommodation, meals, registration fees, uniforms and other expenses incurred while attending the event.  This grant is given out every three months - the usual deadlines are June 30, September 30, December 31 and March 31 each year. 

Parents & children need to apply directly via a simple online application form. This grant is not means-tested.

Each child is eligible for up to two grants per year being 1 April 2021 to 30 March 2022 for:

  • one state or one national event plus one international 
  • two international events

You must live at least 125 km from state events.  National and international events do not have a minimum travel distance.

You need to apply prior to the commencement of the event.

This is a fantastic grant that is electorate based, meaning each electorate is given a certain number of grants to award.  This number is a reflection of the number of eligible applications received across the country i.e. the more applications we receive, the more grants we can give! So we would like to encourage all eligible kids in Warringah to apply.

Zali's electoral office has given out 127 LSC grants to local juniors, covering 28 sports, amounting to $74, 800. To see if juniors from your sport have received this grant, please CLICK HERE.

For grant guidelines and an application form, please click here.


To watch a short video of the Local Sporting Champions Event in May 2021 where recipients met with Zali, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


Local Para Champions

Sports Australia has recently announced a new program to provide financial assistance to coaches, officials and competitors with disability aged 12-24 participating in state, national or international championships.

Guidelines are similar to that of the Local Sporting Champions program and can be found here.


NSW Office of Sport

The NSW Office of Sport has various grants open at any different time. Please look here to access guidelines and eligibility.