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Individual Athlete Grant

Provides up to $400 financial assistance for local individuals participating in a state or national sporting event.


The Individual Athlete Grants (IAG) program provides limited financial assistance for residents of Albury participating in a recognised sporting event at a state or national level. It seeks to acknowledge the personal and financial commitments made by Albury’s emerging and established athletes and their families in achieving a high standard of participation in sport.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for funding, an athlete must:

  • Not have received more than one grant at state level and one grant at national level in a 12 month period (The maximum any one applicant may receive in a 12 month period is $600).
  • Request funding for each event that is more than 25% of the cost to the applicant of that event as shown in the letter of selection from the recognised sporting body.
  • Be received at least 4 weeks prior to the planned event (applications received after an activity has occurred will not be accepted).
  • From the date of application, applicants should allow 14 days for formal notification of the outcome of the application and a further 14 days after receipt by council of the signed funding agreement for payment to be made.
  • Be a resident of Albury
  • Seek support for a recognised sporting activity as identified by the Australian Sports Commission’s Australian Sports Directory
  • Be participating at a state (representing NSW or Victoria) or national level (representing Australia)
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • Be affiliated with a sporting body within Albury-Wodonga for the applicable sport or attending a school in Albury (for school based representation)

What will not be funded?

The following types of requests are ineligible for support:

  • Costs that are being covered by, or considered the responsibility of another involved party
  • Non-competitive sports activity such as training camps and coaching clinics
  • Activity that occurs before Council has received an application
  • Trainers, strappers and any other individuals attending the event in a supporting role.
  • Any event where payment to the applicant is being made

How to apply

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Include in your application

  • Copy of a letter of selection including the estimated costs of participation from a recognised sporting body. Note: Copy of completed registration/entry form will not be accepted as evidence of selection.
  • Evidence of being an Albury resident (e.g. Drivers licence or rates notice). If participant is under 18, a parent’s rate notice/drivers licence can be used and evidence of Parent/Guardian connection with applicant must be provided, i.e. Medicare Card with parent and child on it.
  • Proof of membership of an Albury/Wodonga sporting body eg membership card/ letter of confirmation from sporting body or a letter from your school for school based representation
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