Rider Support Grants

Inside Line is committed to supporting its members who are rising through the ranks and recognising riders who are achieving high levels of success in key events. We have got two programs designed to supply financial support to our promising and high achieving members.

Due to Inside Line’s commitment to delivering Eaglefest and the third round of the Downhill National Series in 2023, we are placing our grants programs on hold. We hope to be able to offer these grants again soon.

Junior Travel Grant

The Junior Travel Grant is a $500 financial subsidy that eligible riders can apply to selected AusCycling Programs. Eligible riders must:

  • Be registered or intending to register for the AusCycling National Jr Travel Program associated with the grant they are applying for
  • Be a financial member of Inside Line upon application and for the duration of the selected program
  • Have been actively competing at Inside Line events in the previous 12 months
  • Be competing in the U17 or U19 categories at the nominated event
  • Meet minimum performance standards
  • Wear provided clothing, unaltered, during travel days and on-course during all official sessions

Minimum Performance Standard

To be eligible for the Junior Travel Grant, riders must have recorded a result within 120% of the Elite winning time at an Inside Line state level event. For instance, if the Elite winners time for a particular race was 2:05.00, riders with a time under 2:46.38 would be considered eligible. Results must have been recorded within the 12 months prior to the selected program.


Successful applicants may be required to wear casual club apparel on travel days and/or club race attire during all official riding sessions at the selected program. The apparel will be provided, free of charge and may not be altered in any way without the express consent of the Inside Line committee. Exemptions may be granted upon request to the committee. Riders found to be in violation of these terms may have their eligibility revoked.

Further Information

The grant will be provided in the form of a reimbursement upon completion of the program. The Inside Line committee reserves the right to award, adapt and revoke any grants, successful or unsuccessful.

Upcoming Grants

The committee are accepting applications for the following programs:

Program Application Form Applications Close Outcome Announced
Oceania DHI Champs Jr Travel Program – Kooralbyn QLD – March 16 – 21 Apply Here February 25 February 26

Outstanding Performance Grant

The Outstanding Performance Grant is a cash grant designed to help Inside Line Members competing interstate at a high level (AusCycling National Cup Gold or Platinum). The grant is awarded retrospectively and is based on results achieved. The grant is available to riders competing in the Under 19 or Elite categories and is awarded as per the following table:

Place Achieved Grant
1st $500
Top 5 $350
Top 10 $200

To be eligible, riders must:

  • Be financial members of Inside Line at the time of the event
  • Have been actively competing at Inside Line events in the previous 12 months
  • Record their result in the Under 19 or Elite Categories at the nominated interstate event
  • Not be utilising the Junior Travel Grant at the event the result was achieved
  • Submit their application no later than three months after the event

To apply for the Outstanding Performance Grant, please complete this form.

World Championships Selection

The MTB World Championships is the pinnacle event for downhillers and being selected to represent Australia is an extraordinary achievement. Any active club members that are selected to the junior or senior team will be automatically granted $500 to support them as they represent their country and club.

To be eligible, riders must:

  • Be selected to join the Australian MTB World Championships Team
  • Be financial members of Inside Line at the time of selection
  • Have been actively competing at Inside Line events in the previous 12 months