With the 2018 Australian BMX racing season just around the corner, BMXA members planning on attending the national series and/or national championships are encouraged to apply for the Australian Government’s ‘Local Sporting Champions’ (LSC) grant.
The LSC program is an initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18. Successful applicants receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed event.
Events include state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.
To be eligible for the grant, an applicant must meet a strict criterion, which can be seen HERE or at the base of this article.
For BMXA members, this grant could significantly assist with the financial investment of competing in one or more rounds of the 2018 BMXA National Series, or be of help to those making the trip to Bunbury, Western Australia for next year’s highly anticipated national championships.
Applications for this grant are done online and take approximately 30 minutes to complete. You can save an application from step six onwards and complete it. Saved applications will expire if not completed within 28 days. A reminder email will be sent seven days prior to the expiration of a draft email.
Remember that to be eligible for this grant, you must submit your application prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.
Submitted applications will be acknowledged through a system-generated email sent to your nominated email address. It will include a copy of the submitted application. It is recommended that you keep a copy of the email, as you will no longer have access to the application once submitted.
With seven rounds of the national series and the national championships – plus the UCI BMX World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan – on the menu for 2018, this is a great opportunity to receive some financial assistance!
Note: Saved applications must be completed and submitted prior to the championship.