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Youth Achievement Grants 2018/19

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City of Marion Youth Achievement Grants


The City of Marion through its Youth Achievement Grants aims to encourage and support those young people who have achieved outstanding results in their chosen field.

Funds are available for young people who are residents of the City of Marion and have been chosen by a peak body to represent South Australia or Australia in the following categories.

Grant Categories

  • Sport & Recreation

  • Maths & Science

  • Arts & Culture

  • Educations & Academic Performance

  • Community Involvement

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a resident of the City of Marion

  • Aged 24 years or under at the time of the event

  • Be competing in a peak body organised event

  • Represent South Australia or Australia

 The following applications will be ineligible:

  • Applications received after the event/activity has taken place

  • Applications from team officials, coaches and organisers

  • Applications for competitions that have not been designated by the peak body


Peak body: a government or non-government organisation who represents, or whose membership consists of, smaller organisations of allied interests.

State representation: being selected by your peak body to represent the State of South Australia

National representation: being selected by your peak body to represent Australia

Note: If the competition/event involves a club competing against other interstate/international clubs, but not as part of a formal state/national competition organised by your peak body, you will not be eligible to apply for a grant.

However, if your field does not have a peak body, and you have been selected for state/national representation, please so submit an application, and contact us to discuss your eligibility.

Grants Available

  • $100 if representing South Australia

  • $200 if representing Australia


  • Applications will be accepted throughout the year

  • Only one application per person per financial year

  • Approval is subject to annual budgetary limitations

  • Applications must be received through the Youth Achievement Grants Smarty Grants page

  • Applications must include a letter of verification from the appropriate peak body confirming the applications status as a competing member of a State or National team

  • Applicants will be notified in writing within five weeks of submitting an application

  • Successful applications will receive a cheque in the name that appears on the application unless otherwise stated on the application form

  • In the event of a cancellation of the competition or an inability to attend, any grant received must be returned to Council.

  • Successful application must provide a photo of the applicant during the event for inclusion in Council publications including the website