Local sporting champions program open

The next round of the Federal Government’s Local Sporting Champions (LSC) and Local Para Champions (LPC) programs have opened for applications.

14 June 2023


THE LSC and LPC programs are accepting applications for competitions held between March 1, 2023, to November 30, 2023.


The deadline for submitting applications is July 30, 2023.


The programs provide financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national, and international championships.


Federal Member for Robertson, Dr Gordon Reid MP, says rising sports champions, coaches, and officials are encouraged to apply.


“The Local Sporting Champions and Local Para Champions programs are fantastic grant opportunities to obtain financial assistance,” Dr Reid said.


“The Federal Government wants sports champions, coaches, and officials to not be held back from representing our regions, states, or nation because of financial barriers.


“I would encourage anyone in the community who has competed or is planning to compete at a state, national, or international championships between March 2023 to November 2023 to apply.”


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


The Australian Sports Commission will oversee the process of conducting eligibility checks and will begin assessments for all eligible applications in August 2023.


Successful recipients will be notified no later than September 30, 2023.


For more information, visit Local Sporting Champions, or contact Dr Reid’s office on 4322 2400 or email

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