Athlete funding

Athlete Funding

Photo of Darren McKenna (single leg amputee) competing in shot put using a throwing platform for supportTravel expenses, uniforms, meals, nomination fees – getting serious about sport can be expensive!

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association is committed to providing financial assistance to classifiable athletes with a physical disability and vision impairment, who are selected to represent their region, state or country (Australia) in sport and to subsidise activities to varying degrees.

The level of funding has varied according to:
1. funds available to the Association
2. guidelines set down by the Board relating to levels of entitlement
3. support from national bodies eg: Australian Paralympic Committee

Sporting Wheelies and Disabled Association offers an annual Athlete Grant Program to assist member athletes to off-set some competition expenses.

Download the athlete funding fact sheet for more information.

The maximum grant available under this program is $500 per person. Please note, there is a limited pool of grant funds available and all applications will be assessed on a competitive basis. The amount of athlete grants awarded will be dependent on the funds available, and whether funds are available to athletes through other sources.

Download our Statewide Athlete Grant Program Guidelines for more information about eligibility criteria and application details.

Ready to apply?

If you have renewed your membership and read the funding guidelines, and you’re eligible to apply, complete the Athlete Grant Program Application Form by 5pm Wednesday 13 February 2019 (no late applications accepted).

Other funding sources

Download our fundraising hints for athletes or sports grants and subsidies for people with a disability, including links to suggested funding sources through other sporting bodies, government agencies and foundations.

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