Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Previously the Department has supported a travel subsidy for both regional and metropolitan athletes. Unfortunately over recent times funding provided to the sport and recreation industry has been impacted by a number of factors. This has required difficult decisions regarding allocation of budgets across a range of programs. In the current financial climate, funding is no longer available to support the continuation of the metropolitan component of this scheme.

Eligibility

Regional athletes aged 13–21 years.

Guidelines

Refer to the guidelines for more information before applying.

Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme guidelines

Funding overview

Open

Who can apply

Amount available

  • Regional category 5: Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes up to $500
  • Regional category 4: Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes up to $500
  • Regional category 3: Up to $500 plus Regional Athlete Support for eligible athletes

Funding rounds

Round Open Close Project start/event dates Category
2019/2020 funding round 1 12:00 AM 12 Aug 2019 11:59 PM 13 Sep 2019 15 May 2019 to 15 December 2019
  • Regional category 3
  • Regional category 4
  • Regional category 5
2019/2020 funding round 2 12:00 AM 9 Mar 2020 11:59 PM 10 Apr 2020 15 November 2019 to 15 June 2020
  • Regional category 3
  • Regional category 4
  • Regional category 5
Page reviewed 09 July 2019