Fiona McEachern Sport Development Fund

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About Level 2 Funding

APF Members may apply for grants of up to $5,000 to support skydiving events/projects that have an identifiable NATIONAL BENEFIT for the skydiving community, while supporting the APF’s safety objectives and strategic goals. Where budgetary limits allow, the intention is to provide grants at a dollar for dollar rate to match support from State Councils. Applications must be received at least 7 weeks before the event/project. They will be assessed by the APF Funding Committee for determination by the National Coach and Management Committee.

Before you start with your application, we STRONGLY suggest:

  • Have a really good look through the on-line application form below to be sure you have all the information that you need  to supply us.  Prepare your budget information. Make sure you have your email, letter or State Council minutes ready to attach as proof that you have sought local funding before coming to the APF.
  • Prepare your application as a word document first, then cut and paste in to the on-line submission. This way you have a back-up if there are any problems with lodging the on-line submission.
  • Some of the fields – like the budget and supporting documents - only accept one attachment each. If you want to supply several documents, you will need to combine them to one file or email them separately to the Development Officer.

If you have any questions, or you encounter any problems, contact the Development Officer. 


Level 2 Funding Application

Applicant Information

The applicant must be the individual or DZ taking financial responsibility for the event/project

Event Details

Provide a brief statement (< 200 words), summarising your event and how it will benefit the Australian Skydiving Community.

Events/projects that satisfy this requirement include (but aren't limited to), those that:

  • Attract participants from other states
  • Identify and seek to address national issues
  • Endeavour to set new national records
  • Improve training methods to encourage new national safety and performance standards


If this event has been funded by the APF previously, please provide a summary of milestones achieved (Hover over box for tips)

Eligibility Declaration

Summary & Supporting Information

Please mark which of the following objectives you believe your event would support and briefly describe how/why?

Do you reasonably expect to generate positive publicity from your event? 

Applicants requesting Level 2 Funding, especially at the higher dollar value, are encouraged to try to generate positive publicity for their event. Please refer to the APF Media Manual and then, if appropriate for your event, outline your plan to generate mainstream media interest below. For lower level 2 applications, media is not always essential. If you are unsure, the development office can help guide you. 

Please indicate the sources of funding/income/support for your event

You may include an email quote in here from your state coach or you can include the letter/email later on in your supporting documents 


This includes any accommodation, meals, or slots being covered by the host DZ

Will there be any registration fees for participants? Also list any sponsors, volunteer roles, prize donors, etc.

Budget Details

Please provide details of how you intend to spend any funding that is granted. The more funding you request, the more details will be required.


Or, you may wish to use the APF's event budget template and add your event information to the three worksheets it contains (expenses, income, profit-loss summary) as per the instructions provided. When you are done, you cn chose to upload your completed event budget below.

Briefly explain your "Plan B" should your event look as though it could face losses and outline ways you might cover any unexpected losses


Upload any supporting documents for your budget expenses, such as quotes for airfares, etc. Any supporting document in the form of a book (10 or more pages), can be emailed to separately


Declarations by the applicant/on behalf of the applicant

Is there any other relevant information you wish to add to your application?

For your records, please print a copy before submitting.

Mandatory field(s) marked with *