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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
    1. Olympic Games/Asian Games Sports:
      • competed in the past one edition or the upcoming two editions.

    2. Paralympic Games/Asian Para Games Sports:
      • competed in the past one edition or the upcoming one edition.

  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:
      1. performance of the applicant in the previous two years;
      2. 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:
      1. receive the Elite Training Grant (ETG Criteria 2023-2024) /Elite Training Grant for Athletes with Disabilities (ETGD Critieria 2023-2024);
      2. use of facilities available at HKSI;
      3. sports science/medicine, strength and conditioning and other scientific support;
      4. education and career counseling; and
      5. accident, travel, life and medical insurance.

    2. Based on athletes’ categories and training status, different levels of annual programme funding will be provided. Details are as follows:

      i. For Olympic Games/Asian Games Sports
      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
      * On condition that the athlete concerned could maintain its athlete category throughout the support period according to ETG criteria guideline.


      ii. For Paralympic Games/Asian Para Games Sports
      Athlete Category Training Status Maximum Level of Annual Programme Funding Support Period*
      ETGD EA+ Full-time $400,000 4 Years
      EA $200,000 4 Years
      EB / EC $150,000 1 Year
      EA / EB / EC Part-time $150,000 1 Year
      * On condition that the athlete concerned could maintain its athlete category throughout the support period according to ETGD criteria guideline.
       
    3. The maximum funding per NSA/Para Sport is $2 million per year.
       
    4. Funding will be provided to the respective NSA to cover the costs on:
      1. coaching expenses (for short-term/part-time coaches);
      2. local and overseas training expenses; and
      3. purchase of sports equipment.
       
    5. 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.
       

Application

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 for 2023-2024 should be submitted to the HKSI (address stated below) on or before 25 November 2022.

LATE OR INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS
WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED

Enquiries

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
Email: etg@hksi.org.hk

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