Address Applications to: The Secretary, East Gippsland Sports Foundation, P.O. Box 1253 Bairnsdale, Vic 3875 -

Application Criteria

Application Criteria

General requirements, age and residence.

  • An Applicant residing within East Gippsland.
  • East Gippsland is the regional area of the Shire of East Gippsland.
  • Direct association is by residence of the Applicant, whether current or before the Application, on a permanent basis subject to work or educational absence.
  • An applicant is to be over the age of 14 years, except in the sole discretion of the Foundation when an Application may be accepted where there are very special circumstances to support an Applicant under that age.
  • An Applicant is to be under the age of 18 years, except in the sole discretion of the Foundation when an Application may be accepted where there are special circumstances to support an Applicant over that age.
  • The foundation may also be willing to consider applicants who are already coaching, umpiring or officiating and seeking further development and training to enable a high level of coaching in the East Gippsland Community.


Sporting Criteria

The sport must be recognised as an international or nationally accredited sport including those associated with and recognised by Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games or Paralympic Games competition.


Receipt of Applications (see 'Application Form' download below)

  • The Applicant can submit an Application personally or through a sporting body with which he/she is associated.
  • Applications via e mail or Facebook messenger are preferred.
  • An Application must be accompanied by references from:
    • a qualified sporting coach; and
    • an executive member of the sporting organisation to which the Applicant belongs (if any)
  • The Applicant must complete the Application form and submit it to the Secretary, East Gippsland Sports Foundation.
  • An Applicant, should they be considered by the Board to be interviewed, two members of the Foundation Foundation, who may have a particular knowledge of the Applicant's sport, (the Review Panel) will meet with the Applicant at an appointed time who must be accompanied by parent or guardian or character referee and sporting coach.
  • The parent guardian has the option to attend the interview. Often older applicants are very capable and prefer to be interviewed by themselves.
  • All Board members are volunteers and have other commitments however we do try our best to arrange suitable and practical times for all when arranging an interview. The interview is informal, and notes will be taken.


Applications should be addressed to:
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Funding Criteria

  • Primary consideration for funding will be on a needs, merit and performance basis.
  • Support funding will be for a specified period.
  • The period is generally 1 year from award but may be 3 monthly.
  • Any extension of this period must be by further application and regular communication of results/achievements.
  • Funding may include accommodation, sports equipment, sports apparel, travel and accommodation other costs as determined by the Review Panel and Board.


Withdrawal of Funding

  • A Review Panel will not provide further funding if the Applicant ceases to participate in the sport at a high level in relation to which the Application was granted.



  • Following assessment, the Review Panel will make a recommendation to the next meeting of the Board. Recommendations are reviewed at the Board meeting. They are generally held monthly.
  • The Board will advise the applicant by letter or email whether the Application has been successful.
  • Any funding or support may be in the form of financial support (Cheque) and or membership of the BARC/Lakes Aqua drome (kindly supported by East Gippsland Shire).


Applicant's Obligations

  • The Applicant will be required to pledge that in return for funding, a commitment to keep the Foundation updated and mention the Foundation in press releases, media or social media. This should be at least quarterly and can be via email, Facebook or any other media.



Download the form and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Or East Gippsland Sports Foundation Facebook page.
EGSF Application Form.pdf