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Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP)

The Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP) is funded by the Department of Sport and Recreation and Royalties for Regions. The program offers funding opportunities to local athletes, coaches, officials and sports to encourage the continued development and progression of talented individuals along their sporting pathways from the sub-elite to elite performance level whilst living in the Wheatbelt region.

WASP 2016/17 key dates:

Round 1

Opens 1 August 2016

Closes 31 August 2016

For programs completed between the 1 July 2016 and 28 February 2017

Round 2

Opens 1 February 2017

Closes 28 February 2017

For programs completed between the 1 January 2017 and 30 June 2017

Round 3 - Sports Support Funding ONLY

Opens 1 April 2017

Closes 13 April 2017

For programs completed between the 1 May 2017 and 30 June 2017



Please ensure you are familiar with the below guidelines and criteria prior to commencing an application.

WASP Funding Guidelines and Criteria FY16/17

Application Forms

Three avenues of funding are available:

Athlete Support Funding

 To assist identified high performance athletes within the Wheatbelt region to gain access to quality specialist coaching, sports services and facilities to support the development in their chosen sport whilst living in the Wheatbelt region.

WASP Athlete Support Funding Application form

Coach / Officials Support Funding

To assist talented and driven coaches and officials to undertake professional development opportunities that will improve their coaching and umpiring knowledge and skills.

WASP Coach / Officials Support Funding Application Form

Sport Support Funding

 To assist local clubs or associations within the Wheatbelt Region to enhance talent development programs.

WASP Sport Support Funding Application Form

Please note: Applications will only be accepted during the specified funding rounds indicated above. 

More information

To discuss your application, or to find out more information about WASP please contact:

Alex Hodges, WASP Coordinator or 0439 908 667

Wayde McLean, Department of Sport and Recreation Regional Officer - Wheatbelt or (08) 9690 2400

For more information regarding the Department of Sport and Recreation's Regional Talent Development Network please click here