KidSport enables eligible Western Australia children ages 5 to 18 years to participate in community sport and recreation by offering them financial assistance of up to $200 per calendar year towards club fees.

Who is eligible for KidSport?

All Western Australian children aged 5 to 18 with a valid Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card are eligible for KidSport.

How does KidSport work?

Currently KidSport can be applied for online or by using a hard copy application form.

KidSport applications are assessed by the local government in which the child resides. If an application is approved, the parents will receive a code (unique to the application) via email. The code needs to be provided to the club so that the approved amount can be deducted from the registration fees.

For more information on the KidSport Program including Application forms and KidSport Approved Clubs visit the KidSport page of the DLGSCI website.


The aim of this grant is to develop the skills of a young event rider through access to an individual coaching program with NCAS coach Philippa Collier.

This Coaching Grant has been created by a generous benefactor who wants to recognise an up and coming young rider who for financial reasons, may not have the opportunity to regularly access coaching or training facilities.


$2500 to be spent over the calendar year on lessons, travel, hire of facilities, or other equestrian related expenses that the candidate and coach agree on.

Pre-requisites for Application:

  • PCAWA/EWA dual member
  • Must have achieved PCA Efficiency Standard C
  • Must be competing at a minimum level of PC80/EvA80 and a maximum of PC105/Eva105

Selection Criteria:

Applicants are required to meet all selection criteria outlined below, consisting of:

  • personal qualities;
  • commitment to Pony Club;
  • commitment to training and education;
  • financial need and/or;
  • geographical location (only if relevant)

Information regarding applications is advertised in the Pony Club Post between December and February each year.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme provides funding assistance to regional Western Australian athletes who aspire to reach their full sporting potential.

The Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Scheme (ATSS) is an initiative supporting regional athletes who have progressed into the high performance pathway of their chosen sport and are pursuing regional, state and national representation.

Eligible regional athletes can receive funding for out-of-pocket travel and accommodation expenses directly related to competitions and programs in accordance with the performance level categories and eligibility criteria outlined in the application guidelines.

Subsidies for regional athletes are provided through the State Government’s Royalties for Regions Program.

Previously the Department has supported a travel subsidy for both regional and metropolitan athletes. Unfortunately over recent times funding provided to the sport and recreation industry has been impacted by a number of factors. This has required difficult decisions regarding allocation of budgets across a range of programs. In the current financial climate, funding is no longer available to support the continuation of the metropolitan component of this scheme.

Read or download the Regional Athlete Travel Subsidy Guidelines from the DLGSCI Website.

Before you begin your application

  1. Only applications from regional athletes will be accepted.
  2. Read the guidelines and have all the required information at hand before proceeding online, as you will not be able to save your information if you need to exit your application.
  3. Refer to your sport’s specific pathway mapping document to determine if the event you wish to apply for is eligible.
  4. Only individual applications can be accepted (no team applications).
  5. Only one application per athlete per sport per round will be considered for support.
  6. Ensure that the event you are competing in is approved by your State Sporting Association.
  7. Ensure that you have been selected via the high performance pathway established by your State Sporting Association.
  8. Athletes are eligible to apply for ATSS more than once per financial year, provided any subsequent application is for a different performance category.
  9. If successful, your funds will be paid directly into your bank account, therefore, please ensure you provide your correct bank details to avoid any payment delays.
  10. The Department reserves the right to randomly audit successful athletes as outlined in the Terms and Conditions.

The Local Sporting Champions (LSC) program is an Australian Government initiative designed to provide financial assistance for young sportsmen and women aged 12-18.

If successful, applicants will receive a $500 grant that can be used towards the cost of travel, accommodation, uniforms or equipment when competing, coaching or officiating at an official national sporting organisation (NSO) endorsed state, national or international sporting championships, or a School Sport Australia state, national or international championships.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for a Local Sporting Champions grant, young people must meet the following criteria:

  • Be turning 12 to 18 years of age in the same calendar year as the nominated sporting championship.
  • Be an Australian citizen or have been granted permanent resident status, residing in Australia.
  • Be participating as an athlete, coach, umpire or referee in:
    • an official state championships endorsed by the relevant Australian Sports Commission (ASC) recognised national sporting organisation (NSO), or
    • an official state school sport championship endorsed by a School Sport Australia member body, or
    • an official national championships endorsed by the relevant ASC recognised NSO, or
    • a national school sport championships endorsed by School Sport Australia, or
    • an international competition as a member of an official Australian team, endorsed by an ASC recognised NSO or School Sport Australia.
  • Be living more than 125km from the championship venue, and travelling greater than 250km return to participate in the nominated championship.
  • Must complete and submit application to the ASC prior to the nominated championship commencing.
  • Must not have received a Local Sporting Champions grant for an application submitted in the same allocation year (1 March – 28/29 February).
  • Must not have received $500 or more in federal government funding for the nominated championship.
  • Must not be participating in a professional competition that involves prize money greater than $500.

Note: Saved applications must be completed and submitted prior to the championship.

Along with meeting the eligibility criteria, to receive a grant applicants must abide by the program Terms and Conditions.

For more information regarding the Local Sporting Champions Grant visit the Australian Sports Commission website. 

The Val Polich Bursary was created by Pony Club WA in conjunction with the Polich Family, with the aim of maintaining Val Polich’s lifetime focus of providing opportunities for pony club members to participate and develop their skills and knowledge.

Val was one of the founders of Swan View Horse & Pony Club, later known as Swan Valley, where she was Chief Coach for many years. As well as her club commitments, Val was extremely influential at state level with a long history of involvement as a member of both the State Coaching Panel and State Active Riding Committee as well as serving terms as State President and State Vice President. Val Polich was instrumental in starting the very first Pony Club WA Festival in 1975 and maintained her involvement up until her passing in 2011.

The bursaries will be awarded annually, to be used during a calendar year.

Each bursary offered will be valued at up to $500.

The number of bursaries awarded each year will depend on:

  1. The amount of funds in the account;
  2. The level of need of the applicants; and
  3. The quality of the applications.

Two types bursaries will be offered:

This bursary will provide support for a Pony Club member who is experiencing financial hardship or has a physical or mental disability, either of which is limiting their opportunity to participate in pony club activities.

– Must be a member of a pony club affiliated with Pony Club WA
– Should be under 16 years of age, however older members with exceptional circumstances may be considered.

2. Education
This bursary will provide support for a Pony Club member who is over 16 years old to achieve efficiency certificates or coaching and/or officiating qualifications.

– Must be a member of a pony club affiliated with Pony Club WA
– Must be aged between 16-24 years of age.

Application forms to be submitted to by 9pm, Sunday 12th February 2023.

All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Val Polich Bursary – Application Form

The Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP) supports the development of regionally based athletes, coaches, officials and sports whilst living within the Wheatbelt region.

WASP currently offers three categories of support of up to $2,000 each:

Clubs and Zones

Bankwest is accepting applications for their Easy Grants on an ongoing basis. 40 Easy Grant applications received each month that meet the entry criteria will be up for public vote. If your application falls beyond the first 40 received, they’ll automatically include you in the next available month’s voting period. You are invited to vote on a monthly basis for the community group you think should receive a grant. The six groups with the highest number of votes will receive $1,000 each. The remaining groups will receive $200 each.

Use the links Below to apply for a Bankwest Easy Grant or Vote for a Pony Club WA Clubs Application!



Coaches and Officials