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Details of Individual Athletes Support Scheme (IASS)

Athletes 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.

  1. Pre-requisite: Olympic Games/Asian Games/Paralympic Games/Asian Para Games Sports

  2. Funding Criteria
    1. Athletes must have achieved at least 3 points or more under the Elite Vote Scoring Table
    2. Funding is based on:
      • performance of the applicant in the previous two years;
      • commitment to systemic training and competitions.

  3. Support Provided under IASS
    1. Successful applicants will be granted "Sports Scholarship Athlete" status at the HKSI and entitled to the following support:
      • receive the Elite Training Grant (ETG Criteria 2022-2023)/Elite Training Grant for Athletes with Disabilities (ETGD Critieria 2022-2023);
      • use of facilities available at HKSI;
      • sports science/medicine, strength and conditioning and other scientific support;
      • education and career counseling; and
      • accident, travel, life and medical insurance.

    2. Based on athletes’ categories and training status, different levels of annual programme funding will be provided for senior athletes and junior athletes, while the maximum funding per sport is $2 million per year. Details of the levels of programme funding are as follows:
      Athlete Category Training Status Maximum Level of Annual Programme Funding Support Period*
      ETG EA+ / EA Full-time $400,000 4 Years
      EB+ / EB $200,000 2 Years
      EC $150,000 2 Years
      EA / EB+ / EB / EC Part-time $150,000 1 Year
      Junior athlete Full-time / Part-time $100,000 1 Year
      ETGD Senior athlete Full-time / Part-time $135,000 1 Year
      * On condition that the athlete concerned could maintain its athlete category throughout the support period according to ETG/ETGD criteria guideline.
    3. Funding will be provided to the respective NSA to cover the costs on:
      • coaching expenses (for short-term/part-time coaches);
      • local and overseas training expenses; and
      • purchase of sports equipment.
    4. There should be no duplication of funding from other public funding including HKSI’s Tier B Sports funding / LCSD funding / HAB funding / SF&OC funding /others.


Applications should be submitted by respective National Sports Associations (NSAs) who are also responsible for monitoring and reporting on the usage of the funding and performance of the athletes.

Applications are assessed once a year and the results will be announced in April.


High Performance Administration Department
Hong Kong Sports Institute
25 Yuen Wo Road 
Sha Tin, N.T.
Hong Kong

Tel: (852) 2681 6359
Fax: (852) 2504 3821