Frequently Asked Questions

Nominees may be eligible for assistance if they meet all the mandatory requirements set out in the criteria for the specific cause. Nominees must demonstrate they have current hardship circumstances.

A nominee can submit more than one application in any one calendar year.*

*Please note: annual limits apply.

NB. Further funding assistance is considered on the basis of supporting ‘Sporting Pathways’. Each subsequent application is considered on a case by case basis and is at the sole discretion of Aspirations4Kids in Sport Ltd.

Support is offered through monetary assistance and each application is assessed on a case by case basis. We work on the level of ‘make a difference’ funding that can be offered to each successful recipient. We do this subjectively so the stronger the story the more compelling it is in relation to decision making.

Financial assistance may be approved for part payment of levy payments, compulsory uniform payments, and compulsory equipment directly related to the sport and other related costs that are incurred, to assist the nominee to participate in a QSS school sport event.

Further assistance may include but not be limited to engaging professionals such as a dietician, physiotherapists, sport psychologists and coaches*.

*Please note that all assistance is offered at the sole discretion of Aspirations4Kids in Sport Ltd.

Mandatory (must be sighted by the school)

  • Proof of selection to the event
  • Team levy fees form(s)
  • Uniform fees form

Mandatory (must be scanned through to aspirations4kidsinsport.com.au)

  • Current Health Care Card (where applicable)
  • Project consent form
  • Parent consent form

All applications can only be submitted by the nominee’s school and must be endorsed and signed off by the principal of the school as true and accurate.

Parents are encouraged to provide the required information to the school to assist with the application.

Funds are deposited into the nominated school account. The school then remits the funds to the family in a timely manner.

Often the fees are due before the application process is completed. If the application was submitted and approved before the start date of the event* the money will still be remitted to the school.

Please note; Funds remitted are done so on a ‘good faith’ basis and it is the responsibility of the school principal to ensure that should the nominee not attend the event, all monies are returned to A4K.

*A4K does not pay retrospectively for any event that has been completed.

Applications can take up to 4 weeks to process before the funds are remitted to the school.

  1. Teacher Release Supply (TRS) days – over time school less able to fund teachers to attend school sport events out of their own school budgets. That means the school have had to move more strongly to a user pay model which amounts to a large percentage of the levy passed onto students families;
  2. Venue costs – many schools sports at regional, state and national level are played in non-school based venues most of which require a hiring fee
  3. Specialised officials – for some sports especially the big three – Athletics, swimming and cross country specialised officials are required and the levy helps to fund these specialists, this also includes first aid;
  4. Administration costs – the levy assist to pay for the staff in each regional office to manage and run all sports including carnivals etc;
  5. Risk Assessment – costs associated with risk assessment have become common place in many representative school sports. This comes at a cost;
  6. Variations in levies and fees – variations in fees occur due to the different requirements of the different sports;
  7. Convening – the regions that do more convening need bigger budgets (e.g. the Met North East and West) for example. Most regions have different staffing requirements which also leads to greater variations in levies and fees across the regions;
  8. Sport variances – some sports hold trials in weekdays after school this often means a nil costs to parents as the venues often are in school grounds meaning no venue hire and teachers volunteer their time. Also there are many instances where the regions lose money on delivering a sport. Tennis is an example where the $35 levied on parents doesn’t even cover the court hire costs. The levies on some of the bigger sports are helping to off-set some of these costs;
  9. State Sporting organisations – many state sporting organisation used to offer coaching and specialist support for free, they are now charging the regions for this assistance.
  10. Teachers Entitlements – when teachers attend school sport events they are entitled to accommodation, travel and meal allowances etc. the levies help to cover these costs;

In summary, the regions manage the following:

  • TRS
  • Venue hire and facilities
  • Equipment Hire
  • Admin time
  • Advertising
  • Website and their online environment
  • Event Management
  • Elite team gear and apparel
  • Reconciliation of all the above