Individual Excellence Program


Celebrating and supporting individuals (or teams) for excellence in their chosen field, this program will assist individuals residing in the Western Downs Regional Council local government area who are performing or competing at a national or international level.



The Individual Excellence Program supports high performing individuals to participate in cultural, academic, sporting or other recreational activities or programs.

Specific Program Guidelines


Funding Amount

Individuals selected in a State team to compete at a National Level


Individuals selected in a National team to compete at International Level within Australia


Individuals selected in a National team to compete at International Level overseas


Teams (three or more individuals) or groups selected in the above categories can apply for a group total

Up to a maximum value of $1,000

Individuals and groups must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time resident of the Western Downs Regional Council local government area
  • Include written verification from the controlling body (e.g. copy of the letter or document of the selection)
  • Be participating in a formal event or activity sanctioned and supported by the relevant state and/or national body of such sport or activity
  • Be formally affiliated with a sporting club or association, or school, and the representative honours must be a result of official selection arising from such affiliation
  • Be deemed or proven to have full amateur status
  • Applicants are not able to apply under this program for selection in the same sport, recreation or cultural activity at the same level in the one financial year. Applications will be considered if the individual advances to the next level of competition
  • Team applications must be made by one of the team members (or their parent/guardian if under 18 years of age) or the associated club, with verification from all team members benefiting from the funds that they agree to the application being made. Distribution of funds to team members will be the responsibility of the applicant and confirmation of such distribution will be required in the funding acquittal report
  • Application must be made prior to the attendance of the event. No funding will be made retrospectively
  • If the opportunity arises, applicants should acknowledge Council’s support of their endeavours

Apply for Funding