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Achievement grants for individuals

These guidelines were updated on the 1 July 2019.

Important information

  • Applications are open all year.
  • You must apply before you attend the event.
  • If successful, grant funds are paid after participation in the event.

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Purpose of this grant

Our vision is for the City of Casey to be the most livable city in the Australia.

As part of this vision, we recognise individual achievements and want to assist residents reach their full potential.

You can apply for an Achievement Grant to take part in state, national and international events or activities as competitors, exhibitors, umpires and adjudicators. This includes:

  • sporting events
  • performing arts
  • visual arts
  • music
  • science and technology
  • other competitive events or activities

The grant provides individuals in the City of Casey with financial assistance to help meet some of their travel and participation costs.

Funding available

Eligible applicants may receive:

  • Up to $100 for an event or activity held in Victoria
  • Up to $250 for an interstate event or activity
  • Up to $500 for an international event or activity

Eligibility criteria

The eligibility criteria may differ due to the selection process for the event/activity.

Sporting Events

To apply for an Achievement Grant for a sporting event, the following must apply:

  • You are a resident of the City of Casey.
  • You are a competitor, umpire or adjudicator selected to represent Victoria or Australia in a competition by a peak body of a National Sporting Organisation or School Sports Victoria/Australia.
  • You submit your application before you attend the competition.
  • The event must be a competition (this does not include tours, coaching, training or friendship games).
  • The application must include a letter or other official documentation from the peak body of the National Sporting Organisation or School Sports Victoria/Australia in your application that confirms:
    • that you are state or national representative in a competition that is of state, national or international standard supported by a National Sporting Organisation
    • you have been selected or invited to take part in the event
  • A Statement by a Supplier Form is required if the applicant is over the age of 18.

To find if your sport is eligible as a national sport, here is a link to the National Sporting Organisations.

Performing Arts, Visual Arts, Music, Science and Technology and other competitive events

To apply for an Achievement Grant in any of these areas, the following must apply:

  • You are a resident of a City of Casey.
  • You are a competitor, exhibitor, umpire or adjudicator who has been selected or invited. to participate in a competition/prized exhibition by a national or state peak body or governing organisation of the specialised area (some examples of the peak bodies or governing organisations of these areas can be found below).
  • You submit your application before you attend the competition/prized exhibition.
  • The event must be a competition/prized exhibition (this does not include tours, coaching training or rehearsals).
  • The application must include a letter or other official documentation from the peak body or governing organisation of the specialised area in your application that confirms:
    • the competition/prized exhibition is of state, national or international standard
    • you have been selected or invited to participate in the event
  • A Statement by a Supplier Form is required if the applicant is over the age of 18.

Some examples of peak bodies or governing bodies:

  • Dance – Ausdance
  • Visual Arts – State or National gallery or museum
  • Cheerleading – Australian Cheer Sport Alliance sanctioned event providers
  • Music – Music Australia

What will not be funded

  • Coaching, training, rehearsal and teaching costs.
  • School, university or club-based tours and friendship competitions.
  • Conferences and professional development courses.
  • Community service, voluntary work or fundraising activities.
  • Applicants who have received a City of Casey Achievement Grant in the previous two-year period.
  • Applications from individuals who have not completed and submitted Council’s Grant Claim Form for previous funding.
  • Participation in events or activities that Council perceive’s to have a negative image. Examples include organisations that are associated with alcohol, gambling or smoking.

How the grants work

  • Applications will usually be assessed in the month after which they are submitted. For example, applications submitted in August will be assessed in September.
  • Applicants will be advised of the outcome as soon as possible after the application is assessed.
  • All applications will be considered on individual merit based on the information provided and officer assessment. Submission of an application does not guarantee funding.
  • Successful applicants will receive their grant funds after participation in the event and successful submission of their Achievement Grant Claim Form.
  • If several Casey residents apply for funding to participate in the same event or activity, a maximum amount may be allocated for that event or activity.
  • Once the funding pool has been expended, no additional funding will be available within the financial year. Prospective applicants will be advised accordingly.
  • Applications may be prioritised based on travel distance. National and international events/activities may take priority over those held in Victoria.

Tell us how your grant was used

After you have completed your event/activity, you must tell us how you spent the grant money and what the outcomes of the event/activity were. Once you complete the Achievement Grant Claim Form, you will receive your money.
Find out more about the Grant Claim or acquittal process.