The State Government has announced the Level 1 COVID-19 Business Assistance Package.
The Coach and Official Education Subsidy provides funding to assist volunteer coaches and officials who reside in regional Western Australia with out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs to participate in sport specific courses to obtain high level
accreditations, within their sports coaching and officiating pathway. It is recognised that not all accreditations are available throughout regional Western Australia therefore this subsidy will contribute towards their travel costs to participate
Courses must be listed within the coaching and officiating pathway of the relevant State Sporting Association (SSA) or National Sporting Organisation (NSO).
The subsidy is an initiative developed from the recommendations in the 2019 Coaching and Officiating Strategy and will administered by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC).
The subsidy must be used to offset the individuals out-of-pocket travel and accommodation costs only associated with attending or completing a course. Funding will be for either retrospective or future travel and accommodation occurring within the eligible
dates of the course. Evidence of future bookings or past receipts will be needed.
Eligible travel and accommodation costs include:
As per ATO cents per kilometre method. 72 cents per km. Further details visit the ATO website.
Domestic economy flights within Western Australia.
Accommodation claims can be for the duration of the course and one night prior if needed.
You are eligible to apply if you:
A high-level course is deemed the equivalent of a L2 accreditation or higher and for coaches and officials. Eligibility will be determined by the department in conjunction with the relevant SSA or NSO.
No late applications will be accepted.
The first round will open the week beginning 2 November 2020 (opening date will be confirmed on the department’s website) and remain open until 23 November 2020. Applicants can apply for either retrospective or future travel costs. Applications
must be submitted online by midnight on the advertised closing date.
Funding amount breakdown per region below:
Note: Refer to the department's website for information on regional boundaries.
Applicants must read and agree to the Terms and Conditions in the Coach and Official Education Subsidy online application form before submitting an application.
Note: the department reserves the right to randomly audit successful individuals as outlined in the terms and conditions.
To discuss your application, please contact CoachandOfficial@dlgsc.wa.gov.au or 61 8 9492 9620.
Information required to complete the online application.
Do not submit enquiries with this form.