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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 close 5pm Monday 31st July, 2017.

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.

2014 Recipients: Larissa Chambers (World Junior Championships - 100m & 4 x 100m), Ryan Bedford (World Junior Championships - 200m & 4 x 100m) and Cedric Dubler (World Junior Championships - Decathlon).

2015 Recipients: Darcy Roper (World Youth Championships - Long Jump), Brandon Herrigan (World Youth Championships - 200m & 110H) and Conor Warren (World Youth Championships - Javelin), with special mention to Brianna Thomas (World Cross Country Championships).

2016 Recipients: Kirsty Leigh Williams (World Junior Championships - Discus), Trae Williams (World Junior Championships - 100m & 200m), Shemaiah James (World Junior Championships - Long Jump),  Conor Warren (World Junior Championships - Javelin), Clara Smith (World Junior Championships - 10,000m Walk), Joseph Deng (World Junior Championships - 800m)


Aspirations4Kids make funding grants available to Queensland school students between the ages of 10-19 years who want to play sports but due to individual reasons may find it difficult to do so. Aspirations4Kids view funding assistance as a ‘hand up’ rather than a ‘hand out’. Their guiding principle remains the same and that is to find the real need in the community.

At Aspirations4Kids their dream is to see everyone get an opportunity to participate in sports. We believe that sport plays a vital role in the holistic well-being of all people, especially for families facing hardship. Please note that students who may have previously qualified for assistance may no longer be eligible under this new application criteria. Funding information available here.

Sporting Wheelies & Disabled Association - Junior Development Program
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 squads:

  • Shooting Star 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.

For more information click here.

'Get Started' Initiative

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.

For more information click here.

Young Athletes Travel Subsidy

The Young Athletes Travel Subsidy replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015.

The new travel subsidy aims to foster the development of young athletes and support elite athlete pathways by providing financial assistance to help alleviate the costs associated with attending championship events.

The travel subsidy supports attendance at specific state, national and international events. Subsidies are provided retrospectively under a tiered funding model, with applicants eligible once every 2 calendar years at each tier. Officials (such as coaches, referees and scorers) attending eligible events can also apply for assistance if they meet the eligibility criteria.

The travel subsidy will allow up to a maximum of $1200 in financial assistance over the 3 event tiers, once every 2 calendar years. Eligible athletes and officials can apply for 1 event per tier once every second calendar year.

  • State or state school event - $200
  • National or national school event - $400
  • International event - $600.

For more information click here

Local Sporting Champions Grant

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.

For more information click here.

National Officiating Scholarships

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.

For more information click here.

Women Leaders in Sport Grant Program

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:

  1. Individual grant of up to $5,000 per annum.
  2. Organisation grant of up to $10,000 per annum.

For more information click here.

RSL Youth Development Program

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.

For more information click here.

Logan sports development program

Logan residents will have more opportunities to enjoy sport and recreation in the city thanks to a partnership between Logan City Council and the Brisbane-Fitzroy Football Club.

Logan Sports Development Program - Travel Assistance Grants cover the direct expenses related to representative sport and are able to be used towards:

  • Direct travel and accommodation expenses
  • Compulsory competition fees
  • Compulsory competition uniforms

Eligible applicants can apply for up to:

  • $300 for all state and national events
  • $700 for all international events

Individuals are eligible to apply multiple times for funding up to a maximum amount of $1,000 per financial year.

For more information click here
Contact Us

Got any questions? Contact us below:


Tel: 07 3343 0900

Post: Queensland Athletics, PO Box 249, SUNNYBANK QLD 4109