Who Do We Fund?

Who do we fund?

We fund Queensland school students facing hardship^ so they can play their chosen sport who are aged 10 – 19 years old and are attending or enrolled in the State, Catholic or Independent schooling sectors.

Please note: Events that we fund must be aligned with Qld School Sport, School Sport Australia or as result of a school sport pathway selection*.

*Criteria applies

^This means:

  • Families of students facing Financial Hardship. Please note, that the family must hold a current concession card as a minimum requirement
  • Families of students facing Financial Hardship due to the remoteness of their residential and /or school address
  • Students with Disabilities and Chronic Illness
  • Families facing an impactful short term circumstance and needing a one off Hand Up funding assistance

We fund 23 different Queensland School Sports in all 12 Sports Regions

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Criteria for Financial or Remote Hardship

Please Note: Applications can only be submitted through the nominee’s school by the school principal or their school representative.

 

Criteria Hardship – Financial

  • The Student’s Family / Care Giver must be able to demonstrate evidence of current financial hardship
  • The Family must hold a current
    • Low Income Health Care,
    • Concession Card or
    • Foster Health Care Card.
  • The Application must be supported with a written testimonial that demonstrates extenuating circumstances of the current financial barriers that directly impact on the nominee participating in current QSS Sport and QSS Sporting events.
  • The Nominee must demonstrate a high level of good behaviour, attendance at school and an ongoing commitment to regular training and participation in their sport.
  • The Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances.

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Criteria Hardship – Remote

  • The Student’s Family / Care Giver must be able to demonstrate evidence of current financial hardship due to the remoteness of the nominee’s residential address.(e.g. extra mileage for distance travelled to attend training and the QSS sporting event, enforced reduction in parent’s working hours to support the training and competition needs of the nominee etc.)
  • The Application must be supported with a written testimonial that demonstrates extenuating circumstances of how the nominee is disadvantaged, what remote conditions the nominee encounters and how this directly impacts on their capacity to participate in current QSS Sport and QSS Sporting events.
  • The Nominee must demonstrate a high level of behaviour, attendance at school and an ongoing commitment to regular training and participation in their sport.
  • The Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances.

Please note; The nominee must reside or go to the school listed as REMOTE AUSTRALIA or VERY REMOTE AUSTRALIA as listed on the DoE website to be considered for funding under this cause.

To see if your school is eligible please go to;

https://www.aspirations4kidsinsport.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/REMOTE-Schools-2019-converted-1.pdf

 

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Criteria for Disabilities and Chronic Illness

  • The Nominee must have a medically recognised and / or diagnosed disability or chronic illness. This must be supported with evidence of the disability sport classification or chronic illness or impending classification from an approved authority
  • The Application must be supported with a written testimonial that demonstrates extenuating circumstances that the nominee faces due to their disability or chronic illness and how this directly impacts on their capacity to participate in current QSS Sport and QSS Sporting events.
  • The Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances.

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Criteria for A4K Scholarship

 

Please Note:    One (1)  A4k Scholarship is issued in any one calendar year. To be considered for this an A4K Scholarship, the applicant must be a previous recipient of A4K funding assistance AND demonstrate the below attributes.

All decisions are made at the discretion of the A4K Board

  • The Applicant must be able to demonstrate evidence of facing current hardship through unique challenges and can demonstrate exceptional initiative, teamwork (where applicable), sportsmanship and fair play.
  • The Application must be supported with a written testimonial that demonstrates unique circumstances of the nominee and how they have overcome adversity to still play their chosen sport. Such examples may include but not be limited to:
    • disaster,
    • their recognised disability,
    • chronic or serious illness,
    • death or incapacity of a family member,
    • fractured family structure or
    • substantial long term financial barriers that directly impact on the nominee participating currently and into the future
  • The Nominee must demonstrate an exceptional level of behaviour, attendance at school and an ongoing commitment to regular training and participation in their sport.
  • The Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances.

 

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Criteria for Hand Up

    • The Applicant must be able to demonstrate evidence of current, short term, highly impactful circumstances that have caused financial hardship or overt distress to the family.
    • The Application must be supported with a written testimonial that demonstrates extenuating circumstances of the current financial barriers that directly impact on the nominee participating in current QSS sport and QSS Sporting events.
    • The Principal of the school must endorse the application as a true record of the nominee’s circumstances.

    Examples may include but not be limited to:

    • temporary loss of employment,
    • chronic health issues facing the primary caregiver,
    • extenuating home / domestic issues

    For all inquiries call Julie-Anne Dietz – General Manager on 0414 779 766
    The nominee must demonstrate a:

    • high level of behaviour
    • attendance at school and
    • an ongoing commitment to regular training and participation in their sport

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