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20 February 2012
 

POTENTIAL SOURCES OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR WAIS ATHLETES 2012

1. Direct Athlete Funding Support

Direct Athlete Support (DAS) is available to targeted World Class and International Athletes in high priority sports, to assist them to focus on training in preparation for representing Australia. Eligible applicants submitted to ASC by NSOs each 6 month period (nominated in September/Oct and March/April). Funding amounts based on medal potential at benchmark competitions.

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

DAS

(ASC/NSO)

Assists athletes to focus on training in preparation for representing Australia in their sport.

Targeted World Class athletes with 1-4 ranking (Tier 1) & ranking 5-10 (Tier 2)

Eligible applicants submitted by NSO to ASC

Typically Sept/Oct & Mar/Apr but varies during pre-Olympic period

Variable according to sport and tier of athlete.

2. Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) Medal Incentive Funding

Athletes that achieve a top 4 finish at a benchmark event the previous year will be considered for AOC direct funding the following year. Funding ranges from $10000 to $20000 per allocation.

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

AOC

To help athletes gain selection to represent Australia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London and win medals.

Athletes that achieved a top 4 finish in benchmark event in previous year. Must maintain appropriate training regimes with intention of selection in National Team in the current year.

AOC determines on previous results and potential to win medals.

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Between $10000 - $20000

Non taxable and doesn’t matter how much athlete earns

3. Australian Paralympic Committee (APC) Direct Athlete Support Program

Financial support provided to athletes in the year leading up to Paralympic games

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

DAS

When

Amount

APC

To help athletes gain selection to represent Australia at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London and win medals.

Athletes in contention for Paralympic games selection.

Athletes also receive DAS payments

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Approx $4000 per athlete

4. AIS Direct Athlete Support Program

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

AIS

AIS Head Coach has a budget for direct athlete support and determines amounts based on individual need.

AIS scholarship athletes

Determined by AIS Coach and program budget

Scholarship period

Determined by need and budget

5. NSO Direct Athlete Support

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

NSO

NSO pay funds directly to athletes.

NSO targeted athletes determined by priority athletes, need and budget

Determined by NSO. Athletes encouraged to ask their NSO

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Determined by need and budget

6. WAIS Personal Athlete Financial Support

Personal Athlete Financial Supports (PAFS) available to WAIS World Class and International athletes to assist them at a time during their competition year when training and/or competing presents financial hardship.

Program –(Administrator/

Sponsor)

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

PAFS

(WAIS)

Assists athletes to cover essential living costs at a time when financial hardship may be placing their training and/or performance in international events in jeopardy.

WAIS World Class and International athletes on an SP or IASP scholarship

PAFS application form

Any time throughout year based on need

Variable based on assessed need

7. Sports Scholarships

There are a number of Community Sports Scholarships WAIS athletes can apply for:

Scholarship

Purpose

Who’s Eligible

How

When

Amount

Wally Foreman Foundation

Assists athletes to cover a financial impediment to the athlete engaging in the agreed training or competition program.

WA registered athletes competing in an ASC endorsed sport;

Coaches in ASC endorsed sport.

Wally Foreman Foundation application

http://www.wais.org.au/other/id.php?section=Other&ID=14

Oct

Up to $5000

Darcy Slater Foundations Sport Scholarships

Assists athletes to offset costs associated with training in or competing at a significant sporting career competitions

WA registered athletes aged 18-25 years competing in an ASC endorsed sport

Darcy Slater Foundation Sports Scholarships application

http://www.wais.org.au/other/dsf_scholarship.php

Jun/Jul & Dec/Jan – will be advertised

Up to $5000 individual athlete scholarship; $10,000 team scholarship

Carbine Club International Scholarship Fund

Assists athletes to cover subsidies for national team representation

WAIS Potential or Emerging International Scholarship holders

Carbine Club International Scholarship Fund application form (via coach or ACE)

Any time throughout the year

$500 – 1000

(Total available each year is $7500)

Sport Australia Hall of Fame Scholarships

To assist athletes achieve the highest in their sport

Under 21 at 31 Dec in ASC endorsed sport. Those identified as most likely to success by NSO

SAHOF Scholarship application form

http://www.sahof.org.au/scholarships/overview/

Applications usually July/Aug

$5000 plus professional mentoring

8. University Sports Scholarships

Several WA universities offer Sports Scholarships to support students to combine their studies with a sporting career (details below).

In addition, all four WA universities offer a growing number of other scholarships to assist students financially. Some scholarships are for academic excellence, others for community commitment, and others for students with educational or financial disadvantages. Some are course specific, some are campus specific, some assist with accommodation costs, some assist with fees or books. They are many and varied, and you would be well advised to investigate what may be available. See university websites for full details.

Scholarship

Purpose

Who Eligible

How

When

Amount

UWA

UWA Convocation Scholarship

To assist student to combine studies with sporting career

Male and female athletes from any sport studying at UWA

UWA scholarship application form

http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/sport/scholarships

Applications close 27 Jan 2012

Up to $3000 for one male and one female

WM (Bob) Nunn Scholarship

To assist student to combine studies with sporting career

Male and female athletes from any sport who are commencing undergrad study at UWA in 2011

UWA scholarship application form

http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/sport/scholarships

Applications close 27 Jan 2012

Up to $3000

UWA General Sports Scholarships

To assist student to combine studies with sporting career

Male and female athletes from any sport studying at UWA

UWA scholarship application form

http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/sport/scholarships

Applications close 27 Jan 2012

Up to $3000

UWA Club Specific Sports Scholarships

To assist student to combine studies with sporting career

Eligible sports are athletics, cricket, football, hockey, judo, rugby, sailing, soccer, tennis and triathlon

UWA scholarship application form

http://www.sport.uwa.edu.au/sport/scholarships

Applications close 27 Jan 2012

Up to $3000

Curtin University

Elite Athletes Scholarship 2011/12

To assist Curtin student-athletes with costs associated with sports training and development

All Curtin student-athletes who are members of Curtin Elite Athlete Program

Elite Athlete Scholarship application form

http://scholarships.curtin.edu.au/scholarship.cfm?id=905

Applications open 21 August 2011 and close 13 February 2012

$2500

9. Professional Players Associations

Check with FFA, AFL, RUPA

10. Sports Related Grants

Grant

Purpose

Who Eligible

How

When

Amount

Local Sporting Champions Program (ASC)

Provide financial assistance to junior athletes towards the costs of travel, accommodation, uniform and equipment when competing at an official NSO state or national sporting competition

Athlete aged 12-18 participating in an ASC endorsed sport

Local Sporting Champions Application

https://online.ausport.gov.au/lsc/apply/individual.aspx

Nov 2011 – 28 Feb 2012

$500 for individuals;

$3000 for teams

Australian Swimmers Association Education Assistance Grant

Reimburse student-athletes costs of text books and education reading materials

Members of Australian Swimmers Association

ASA Education Assistance Grant

http://www.australianswimmers.com.au/

April for full year July for half year

$500

$250

Swimming Australia Athlete Relocation Grant

Assist athletes when relocating to a new training environment

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fill in the nomination form from the Swimming Australia website at www.swimming.org.au

Anytime throughout the year

Up to $6000 per year

Layne Beachley Aim for the Stars

Support young Australian females to achieve their sporting, academic, community goals

Australian females across academic, sport, cultural and community areas

http://www.aimforthestars.com.au/About/tabid/1332/language/en-AU/Default.aspx

 

 

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10. Local Council Grants

A number of local government councils offer small grants to residents/community members to assist them to pursue opportunities in education, sport, the arts, culture, professional development etc. Contact your local council to determine what grants they may have on offer.

e.g.. Active Freo Youth Sports Grant $300 http://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/Community_services/Sponsorship_and_community_grants/Active_Freo_youth_sports_grants

Subiaco Youth Achievement Grants $100 - $400

http://www.subiaco.wa.gov.au/template.asp?navSelect=12&mainNavID=12&pageRecID=426

Nedlands Youth Grants $250

http://www.nedlands.wa.gov.au/Council/Grants_Awards/Youth+Grant

City of Melville Youth Sports Grants

http://www.melvillecity.com.au/community/community-grants

City of Joondalup Sports Grants

http://www.joondalup.wa.gov.au/Govern/GrantsandFunding/SportingGrants/SportsAchievementGrant.aspx

11. Government Assistance

Youth Allowance can provide financial assistance to individuals in need, aged 16-24, who are engaged in full-time study (or at least 75% full time study load) or full-time apprenticeship, who are deemed independent, who. For full eligibility criteria go to: http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/youth_allow.htm

Austudy can provide financial assistance to individuals in need, who are over 25 and studying full-time (or at least 75% full-time study load) or undertaking an approved apprenticeship. If you qualify for Austudy, you may also be eligible for rent assistance or other benefits. For full eligibility criteria go to:

http://www.centrelink.gov.au/internet/internet.nsf/payments/austudy.htm