Albury City

2017/18 Individual Athlete Grants

Submissions are now being accepted. Submissions close at midnight 30 June 2018 (AEST).

IMPORTANT: Please read information below to assist you in completing your application online.


The Individual Athlete Grants (IAG) program provides limited financial assistance for residents of Albury participating in a recognised sporting event at a state or national level. It seeks to acknowledge the personal and financial commitments made by Albury’s emerging and established athletes and their families in achieving a high standard of participation in sport.

Available funding

The IAG program offers up to $400 per application. Applicants may receive one grant at state level and one grant at national level in a 12 month period (taken from the date of the applicant’s last successful application at that level). The maximum any one applicant may receive in a 12 month period is $600. Funding for each event is limited to 25% of the cost to the applicant of that event as shown in the letter of selection from the recognised sporting body (see ‘Include in your application’ section).

- State Level - For nation-wide competitions where the applicant is representing NSW or Victoria    $200

- National Level - For international competitions where the applicant is representing Australia          $400

Application dates

Applications can be made at any time but must be received at least 4 weeks prior to the planned event. Applications received after an activity has occurred will not be accepted. From the date of application, applicants should allow 14 days for formal notification of the outcome of the application and a further 14 days after receipt by council of the signed Funding Agreement for payment to be made.

Application eligibility

Applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Albury
  • Seek support for a recognised sporting activity as identified by the Australian Sports Commission’s Australian Sports Directory (link).
  • Be participating at a state (representing NSW or Victoria) or national level (representing Australia)
  • Have no outstanding grant acquittals or outstanding debts owing to Council
  • Be affiliated with a sporting body within Albury-Wodonga for the applicable sport or attending a school in Albury (for school based representation)

What will not be funded?

The following types of requests are ineligible for support:

  • Costs that are being covered by, or considered the responsibility of another involved party
  • Non-competitive sports activity such as training camps and coaching clinics
  • Activity that occurs before Council has received an application
  • Trainers, strappers and any other individuals attending the event in a supporting role.
  • Any event where payment to the applicant is being made

Include in your application

  • Copy of a letter of selection including the estimated costs of participation from a recognised sporting body. Note: Copy of completed registration/entry form will not be accepted as evidence of selection.
  • Evidence of being an Albury resident (e.g. Drivers licence or rates notice). If participant is under 18, a parent’s rate notice/drivers licence can be used and evidence of Parent/Guardian connection with applicant must be provided, i.e. Medicare Card with parent and child on it.
  • Proof of membership of an Albury/Wodonga sporting body eg membership card/ letter of confirmation from sporting body or a letter from your school for school based representation

 Other General Information and Funding Conditions

  • Funding is not automatic on application.
  • Council’s funding decisions are final
  • Council will acknowledge the receipt of all applications in writing or by email.
  • Applicants can only receive one grant per level of representation in a 12 months period ie a maximum of 2 grants per calendar year - one at state level and one at national level. The 12 month period begins from the date the applicant’s last successful application at that level was approved by Council.
  • Payment will be made by cheque or electronic funds transfer in the name of the applicant or their parent/guardian.
  • Successful applicants are required to sign a Funding Agreement, which outlines their responsibilities and obligations in accepting the grant eg acknowledging council support, providing photos of participation to council for their use. Note: Submission of photographs automatically gives Council permission to use images for the purpose of promoting the Grants program.
  • Funding will not be released if an applicant has an outstanding grant acquittal or outstanding debts owing to Council.
  • Council may promote the recipients of grants to the community at its discretion.
  • Council may make funding conditional at its discretion.



Welcome to AlburyCity's online grant application service, powered by SmartyGrants.

You may begin anywhere in this application form. Please ensure you save as you go.

For queries about the guidelines, deadlines, or questions in the form, please contact us on (02) 6023 8111 during business hours or email and quote your application number.

If you need more help using this form, download the Help Guide for Applicants or check out Applicant Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)


On every screen (page of the form) you will find a Form Navigation contents box, this links directly to every page of the application. Click the link to jump directly to the page you want.

You can also click 'next page' or 'previous page' on the top or bottom of each page to move forward or backward through the application.


If you wish to leave a partially completed application, press 'save' and log out. When you log back in and click on the 'My Submissions' link at the top of the screen, you will find a list of any applications you have started or submitted. You can reopen your draft application and start where you left off.

You can also download any application, whether draft or completed, as a PDF. Click on the 'Download' button at the bottom of the application navigation panel.


You will find a Review and Submit button at the bottom of the Navigation Panel. You need to review your application before you can submit it.

Once you have reviewed your application you can submit it by clicking on 'Submit' at the top of the screen or on the navigation panel. You will not be able to submit your application until all the compulsory questions are completed.

Once you have submitted your application, no further editing or uploading of support materials is possible.

When you submit your application, you will receive an automated confirmation email with a copy of your submitted application attached. This will be sent to the email you used to register.

If you do not receive a confirmation of submission email then you should presume that your submission has NOT been submitted.


You may need to upload/submit attachments to support your application. This is very simple, but requires you to have the documents saved on your computer, or on a storage device.

You need to allow enough time for each file to upload before trying to attach another file. Files can be up to 25MB each; however, we do recommend trying to keep files to a maximum of 5MB – the larger the file, the longer the upload time.


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