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For schools

The School Administration Financial Procedures Handbook details information for schools regarding North Western School Sport financial dealings.

For Principals

No student from your school should miss this opportunity to play sport. The Future State Greats program is designed for school principals to nominate students from their school. Students may be eligible for funding if:

  • They live in Australia and are enrolled in a Queensland school
  • They are aged between 10-19 years
  • They play or wish to play interschool sport.

Go to the website Future State Greats website and look for the funding application link at the right hand side of the page.

For students and parents

1. Funding assistance through Future State Greats

Future State Greats, under the Aspirations4Kids in Sport program, provides relief funding for students and families to ensure that NO Queensland School Student between the ages of 10-19 years old misses the opportunity to compete in school sport. If you need financial assistance for this purpose, please contact your School Principal for more details on the eligibility criteria and application process or visit the Future State Greats website.

2.  Young Athlete Travel Subsidy

This Program  replaced the Young Athlete Assistance Program on 1 July 2015 and 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 This funding assists young athletes in Queensland who have competed or officiated at a State or State School Championship, National or National School Championship or International Championship within the last 6 months.

Scope of financial assistance

  • Financial assistance of $200 is available to assist with the cost of travel and accommodation for the eligible championship.
  • A list of the eligible championships, as nominated by Queensland School Sport Unit or the relevant State or National Sporting Organisation, is published under the "Eligibility" section above.
  • Athletes are only eligible to receive financial assistance once every two years from the start date of an eligible championship.
  • Lodging an application does not guarantee funding.
  • Applications will not be considered before the start of a championship. As the funding is provided retrospectively, applicants are required to use their own resources to travel to championships.

How to apply

  • You can apply to the Department of National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing after attending the eligible championship.
  • Each application must be endorsed by the athlete's parent or guardian and participation at the championship confirmed by the relevant organisation.
  • Applicants will receive written notification of the outcome of their application.
  • If successful, you will be paid by electronic funds transfer.

Application forms

For more information, read the Application Guidelines, or visit the SRQ website at or call 1300 656 191.

3. Local Sporting Champions program

Local Sporting Champions: Funding for junior athletes to pursue their sporting dreams.

Junior sportsmen and women find it difficult to meet the ongoing and significant costs associated with participation at sporting competitions, particularly sportsmen and women from regional areas. The Local Sporting Champions program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for junior sportsmen and women towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state or national sporting competition.

Further information and application forms are available on the Australian Sports Commission website.

4. North West School Sport Board (NWSSB)

North West students selected in a State Team to represent Queensland School Sport receive financial assistance from the North West School Sport Board. The Board will pay $200 per athlete to be put towards the compulsory costs associated with the team. Funding is provided on application to the Regional School Sports Officer. For more information contact the RSSO.