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Peter edwards fund
Queensland Athletics was bequeathed a sum of money by the late Peter Edwards, to be held in trust to provide assistance to Queensland Junior Athletes (aged under 20 years) with costs for travel and accommodation related to representing Australia at a major international championship.

Athletes that have been selected to represent Australia at these Championships will be invited to apply to the Peter Edwards Fund Selection Committee. Applications will be taken via an online application and will be limited to a maximum of 400 words.

Applications will be considered by the Peter Edwards Fund Selection Committee, which will include a representative of the Queensland Athletics Board, the CEO of Queensland Athletics and the Queensland State Performance Coordinator. 
The Junior Development Program (JDP) identifies and nurtures junior athletes who aim to improve in their chosen sport and compete at the highest level. 

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association supports two JDP Sqauds: 
  • Shooting Start Squad for novice junior athletes with sporting potential
  • Junior Development Squad for elite junior athletes with demonstrated ability to compete at a national level or higher 

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Indigenous sportspeople who are involved in mainstream official national championships and international sporting competitions can apply for financial assistance through the Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP).

Funding is available for travel and accommodation expenses up to $1,000 per person for national events and $3,000 per person for international events during a financial year.

The Elite Indigenous Travel and Accommodation Assistance Program (EITAAP) is an initiative that is jointly managed by the Australian Sports Commission and Department of Regional Australia, Local Government, Arts and Sport.

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The Women Leaders in Sport (WLIS) grant program (formally Sport Leadership Grants and Scholarships for Women) is an Australian Government initiative that is managed by the Australian Sports Commission (ASC) in partnership with the Australian Government Office for Women. The WLIS grant program provides female administrators, coaches and officials with opportunities to undertake intermediate or advanced training within an existing pathway in the sport industry to reach their leadership potential.

There are two type of grants available:

  • Individual grant of up to $5,000 per annum
  • Organisation grant of up to $10,000 per annum

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The Young Athlete Assistance Program provides financial help to young Queensland athletes or officials who have competed or officiated in various championships.

 Financial assistance of $200 per applicant is available once every two years. This is to help cover the cost of travel and accommodation for the championship. 
get started
Get Started assists children and young people who can least afford or may otherwise benefit from joining a sport or recreation club. Eligible children and young people are provided with a voucher of up to $150 to help pay for club membership and/or participation fees. The vouchers can be redeemed at a sport or recreation club registered with the program.

national OFFICIATING scholarship
The National Officiating Scholarships aims to assist the development of emerging high performance officials by enabling them to undertake professional development and identified training activities to improve their skills and to fast track them through a recognised pathway to officiate within the elite level of their chosen sport.

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The RSL Youth Development Program has been designed to recognise and reward the efforts of high-achieving Queensland students. The program is offered through RSL (Queensland Branch) and Bond University.

Grants of up to $5,000 are awarded annually to Year 10 and 11 Queensland students who have demonstrated academic, community and leadership achievements.

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The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young people aged 12-18 towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships or a School Sport Australia state or national championships. Grants of $500 are available for successful individual applicants.

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