Sport grants up for grabs

SPORT YOUNG South West athletes are being urged to apply for grants to support their involvement in sport.

The grants are aimed at alleviating the financial strain some families and young athletes feel when selected for a significant sporting event.

Forrest MP Nola Marino encouraged young athletes, coaches and officials to apply for the Local Sporting Champions grants.

“These $500 grants provide financial assistance to athletes, coaches and officials, to go towards travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when attending endorsed state, national or international championships,” she said.

“Local Sporting Champions grants provide an ideal opportunity for young sports people to gain financial assistance to help them turn their sporting dreams into a reality.

“The number of Local Sporting Champions grants is limited, and it is important that athletes, coaches and officials apply for the financial support before their event.” For more information about Local Sporting Champions grants and to apply, visit ausport.gov.au/LSC.

Grant applications close on June 30.

Source: Busselton Dunsborough Mail.