Youth sponsorship program

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Update January 2024:

  • 2023/2024 Youth Sponsorship funding has all been allocated.
  • Applications open for events held from 1 July 2024.

The youth sponsorship program has been established to assist and encourage young residents who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen field. 

Funds are available for eligible applicants who have been chosen to represent South Australia or Australia at a national or international level through a competitive selection process for a competition / event / activity in the following categories:

  • Arts and culture - eg art, dancing, singing, theatre
  • Community involvement - eg public speaking, debating, YMCA, SA Youth Parliament
  • Education and academic performance - eg maths, science, language
  • Sport and recreation - eg football, netball, swimming, gymnastics.

Online application process

Step 1.Check whether you meet the eligibility criteria

To be eligible for sponsorship under this program applicants must: 

  •  Be a resident of City of Tea Tree Gully 
  •  Be aged under 25 years of age at time of application
  •  Provide ID or a letter from applicant's school verifying date of birth 
  •  Submit a typed, signed letter of acceptance of position on the team from the relevant state/national body or association. Letter must be addressed to the applicant and be on official letterhead.

Step 2.Time frame for receiving applications

  • Applications must be received at least one month prior to the event / activity date.
  • Must only apply once per 12 month period (refer to guidelines below).

Step 3.Read the guidelines

Please read the Youth Sponsorship program guidelines(PDF, 387KB) before submitting your application.

Step 4.Acquittal requirements after the event

Successful applicants must provide a photo of themselves participating in the event for which sponsorship is provided.

Step 5.Complete the application form

Please complete the Youth sponsorship application form

Contact us

Complete our Contact us online form or phone 8397 7444

Sponsorship amounts

Up to and including five members of the same institution, club or organisation competing / attending the same event, the maximum sponsorship will be:

  • $100 if representing South Australia in a national competition or event in South Australia
  • $200 if representing South Australia in a national competition or event interstate
  • $300 if representing Australia in an international competition or event in Australia
  • $400 if representing Australia in an overseas competition or event.

Approval is subject to annual budgetary limitations of the Youth Achievement Sponsorship program.