The Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation is inviting athletes throughout Newfoundland and Labrador to apply for funding from the 2023 Athletic Excellence Fund.

The Athletic Excellence Fund supports local athletes by providing financial assistance to help offset the costs associated with training and competition. Funding is provided to athletes through four different streams – the Premier’s Athletic Awards, the Team Gushue Awards, the Elite Athlete Assistance Program, and the Sport NL Scholarship Program.

In order to apply, applicants must be members in good standing of a Provincial Sport Organization. Completed applications must be submitted to an individual’s respective Provincial Sport Organization by Wednesday, February 15, 2023. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. The application form and guidelines for applicants are available here.


“Athletes throughout our province work hard every day to achieve their goals, and in doing so inspire all Newfoundlanders and Labradorians to pursue active, healthy lifestyles. The Athletic Excellence Fund is our way of supporting them in their efforts, and I encourage all eligible athletes to apply through their provincial sport organizations.”


Honourable Steve Crocker

Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation