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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 individual needs, an annual programme funding of up to a maximum of HK$135,000 for each senior athlete and HK$90,000 for each junior athlete will be provided, while the maximum funding per sport is HK$1.5 million per year. 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.
    3. 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 for 2022-2023 should be submitted to the HKSI (address stated below) on or before end of November 2021.

ETG Application Form

ETGD Application Form



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