Fiona McEachern Sport Development Fund

About Level 1 Funding

APF Members may apply for grants of up to $1,500 to support skydiving events/projects that BENEFIT the skydiving community, while supporting the APF’s safety objectives and strategic goals. Applications must be received at least four weeks prior to the event/project. ​They will be assessed and decided by the National Development Officer and the National Coach.

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. 


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

If this event has been funded by the APF previously, please provide a summary of milestones achieved 

Eligibility Declaration

Summary & Supporting Information

Please mark which of the following objectives you believe your event would support and briefly describe how/why in the comments box (Bullet points are fine in this section).

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


Budget Details

Please provide details of how you intend to allocate any funding that is granted. Please note: FI Funding is not available for costs relating to pack jobs, food or aircraft ferry. (Hover over box for tips to this section)

You may choose to use the APFs event budget template and add your event information to the three worksheets it contains (expenses, income, profit-loss summary) as per the instructions provided. If you decide to use this template, please upload your completed event budget below.


Briefly explain your "Plan B" if the event looks as though it is heading towards a loss and how any losses will be paid for? (Hover over box for tips for this section)

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


Are there any other points you wish to add? (Hover over box for tips for this section)

For your records, please print a copy of this form before submitting.

Mandatory field(s) marked with *