Direct Financial Support to Athletes
Since 2007-08, enhanced direct financial support to athletes has been launched, with increased funding from the Government. This is to provide elite athletes with a more financially stable environment to undergo training and compete in Major Games. From 2019-20 onwards, enhanced resources have also been allocated from the Government to support athletes with disabilities.
There are five funding schemes for the support to elite athletes:
The ETG is provided to elite athletes of Tier A sports and sports supported under the Individual Athletes Support Scheme (IASS).
The SAG is provided to elite athletes of other sports which are not supported under Tier A sports or IASS.
The ETGD is provided to elite para athletes of Tier A and Tier B sports, and sports supported under the IASS.
The SAGD is provided to elite para athletes of other sports which are not supported under Tier A and Tier B sports, and IASS.
Athletes of Olympic/Asian Games or Paralympic/Asian Para Games Sports, who are not supported under Tier A sports but meet the specified funding criteria, will be provided with a programme funding via their respective National Sports Associations (NSAs) to support their additional elite training needs.