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Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP)

The Wheatbelt Athlete Support Program (WASP) is funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries and Royalties for Regions through the Regional Athlete Support Program.

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.

There are no specific closing dates for these funding opportunities with applications open all year (dependant on funding). As per the guidelines, applications just need to be submitted a minimum of 30 days prior to the program start date.

Funding guidelines

Three avenues of funding are available:

Athlete Support Funding

WASP Athlete Support Funding (ASF) is available to support identified high performance athletes residing in the Wheatbelt region in gaining access to quality specialist coaching, sports services anf facilities within the Wheatbelt region.

WASP Athlete Support Funding Guidelines

Coach / Officials Support Funding

WASP Coaches/ Officials Support Funding (COSF) is available to support coaches and officials located in the Wheatbelt region to undertake accredited professional development opportunities to improve their coaching and umpiring knowledge and skills.

WASP Coach / Officials Support Funding Guidelines

Sport Support Funding

WASP Sport Support Funding (SSF) is accessible by State Sporting Associations (SSAs) who deliver services within in the Wheatbelt region; to enhance talent development programs and pathways within the region and to provide additional sport specialist services that support the development of high performance athletes, coaches and officials.

Preference will be given to applications that provide extension opportunities for athletes, coaches or officials.   

WASP Sport Support Funding Guidelines

More information 

To find out more about assistance for athletes, coaches and officials through the WASP program contact the Wheatbelt office on 9690 2400 or email

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