Athlete Grants

To support our athletes to take advantage of every sporting opportunity available to them, we run an annual Athlete Grant Program, funded by GIO.

Our Athlete and Junior Members are eligible for grants that can be used to subsidise sport related expenses such as entry fees, equipment and transport for events in our 9 managed sports.

There are three levels of Members Grants:

Level 1: Elite - Current National Representative (up to $450)

Level 2: Emerging - Current State Representative (up to $300)

Level 3: Developing Competitor (up to $200)

Grant Applications for 2024/2025 are now open.

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Applications close at 5pm on June 13th 2024. 

To be eligible for a grant, you must be a current member and participate in one of our managed sports regularly. If you need a hand to submit your application or have any questions, please get in touch with the team at or call 02 9809 5260 

I was successful in the 2023/2024 round. How do I claim a reimbursement?
To make a claim click here to download the online reimbursement form. 
REMINDER: If you were successful in the 2023/2024 grant round, all funding must be expended by 30 June 2024.


The Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT Athlete Grant Program is proudly supported by GIO

GIO proudly supports the Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT Athlete Grant Program

Other Grants*

Australian Sports Commission: Local Sporting Champions 
This program aims to provide financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.
Round 4: Closed: notification of outcomes from June 2024.
View more information

Sport Access Foundation: Three Grants Available 
1. Pathway to Paralympics Grant: 
Aimed at helping aspiring Paralympians
2x $2,000 available, closes 16 Aug 2024: view more information

2. Waratah Education Foundation No Barriers Grant:
Helps young people with a disability aged 7-12 to overcome intial start up costs to get into sport
20 x $1,000 available, closes 16 Aug 2024: View more information

3. Waratah Education Foundation Kick Start Grant:
Helps young people with a disability aged 13-17 fund sporting needs (including travel) to participate in sport.
10 x $500 available, closes 16 Aug 2024: View more information 

*note these are external grants, not affiliated with Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT. Wheelchair Sports NSW/ACT are listing these as a member benefit and takes no responsibility for errors or omissions.

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