Local Sporting Champions Program to Support Junior Bowlers Aiming High

By Tenpin Bowling Australia
October 19, 2021

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

What can the grant be used for?

The Local Sporting Champions program grant can be used for several associated costs involved with state or national championships, such as:

  • Competition entry fees/levies
  • Transport costs (e.g. airfares, petrol)
  • Accommodation
  • Uniform
  • Sporting equipment

How much?

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships

  • Base Grant: $500
  • Applicants travelling 800km – 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100
  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200
  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50


  • Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated championships.
  • Be an Australian citizen or have permanent resident status.
  • Be participating in:         
  • An accredited state championship
  • The Australian National Championship
  • International competition as a member of our Australian team.

  • Those attending at state championship must live more than 125km away from the host venue.
  • Application must be completed prior to or up to one month post completion of the championships.
  • Must incur out-of-pocket expenses equal to, or greater than, the grant amount they are eligible to receive.

What do I need to complete an application?

To complete the application, you will need:

  • your personal/contact details;
  • details of the championship you are attending;
  • your coach or official accreditation ID (if relevant);
  • details for a contact (e.g. coach) within your club/team to confirm your selection;
  • contact details of your parent(s)/guardian(s); and
  • personal bank account details for you or your parent(s)/guardian(s).

You will also have to write a paragraph or two in response to questions about:

  • why this competition is important to you;
  • how committed you are to your sport;
  • your training schedule and the championships selection process; and
  • why you are applying for the grant (can include an estimated cost of attending the championships and personal/family circumstances).

Key Dates:

RoundRound Open DateRound Close DateYour application assessment periodNotification/Payment date
Round 31st Oct 202131st Dec 2021Jan – Feb 2022Mar 2022
Round 41st Jan 202131st Mar 2021Apr – May 2022May 2022

More information: More information about the Local Sporting Champions program, how to apply for a grant and who to get in touch with if you have any questions can be found here – https://www.sportaus.gov.au/grants_and_funding/local_sporting_champions