The Chelsea Project

I’m SO excited to announce The Chelsea Project, which is helping to raise additional funds to give back to young Australians who have shown promise in sport and who are facing a significant financial, physical or other barrier that is standing between them and their goal. I would never be where I am today without the amazing support from my friends and family, and so I want to give back to other young Australians who might not have the same opportunity. I hope that my story inspires them to achieve their dreams.

Chelsea xx


What is The Chelsea Project?

The Chelsea Project is a fundraising program focused on raising the much-needed funds to support Chelsea, the Para-Olympic committee and her family in her Olympic goal. Whilst the equestrian sport is known to be expensive, the Olympic campaign is more than just ‘expensive’. It involves a staggering $250,000+ including travel, board and living expenses during a 6 month quarantine period, for not only Chelsea but also her horse, her coach and groom. To minimize the burden on her family and supporters, Chelsea is currently working with a committed team of friends and business partners to develop a fundraising campaign. But this campaign has a difference; it is one that will also give back to young Australians in Sport.

Who the Funds Will Help?

This program invites young Australians who show promise in sport to nominate themselves, or their friends or family to be a Chelsea Project recipient. Recipients just need to be under the age of 18, show promise in sport, and have a barrier, physical, financial, medical, psychological, or other standing in the way of them achieving their dreams. Every 6 months Chelsea and a panel of qualified judges including coaches, sponsors and sporting representatives will come together for the difficult task of selecting the successful candidates for that round. News about the judging panel and the Chelsea Project recipients will be announced via our newsletter and on the website. So please….spread the word! The more we raise, the more children we can help. So please get involved in any way you can! We can’t wait to have you on board The Chelsea Project

Opportunities to Get Involved


Chelsea is so thankful for all of your support, and will send a personal thank you letter to her supporters, as well as sending a Chelsea Project product pack to anyone who donates over $250.

Click here to donate


Recipients need to be under the age of 18, show promise in sport, and have a barrier, physical, financial, medical, psychological, or other standing in the way of them achieving their dreams.

Click here to nominate


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    The Schools program

    Chelsea Higgins would like to raise awareness of The Chelsea Project amongst Australian schools, and so would like to offer an incentive students to raise funds for The Chelsea Project for their next fundraiser. For the first ten schools to raise $1000 (plus flights as required to get her there) for The Chelsea Project, she will come and visit the school and do a presentation to the students, bringing along some Chelsea Project merchandise on the day.

    Click here to get a schools information pack

    • 1

      Commitment, determination and hard work is vital to success

    • 2

      Enabling Dreams
      Young Australian Athletes can make their dreams come true

    • 3

      Celebration or Gratitude for all that we have

    • 4

      Support for Sport
      Supporting the future of Australian Sport – both para and able-bodied

  • Nomination

    Nominate your self or someone else to become a reciept of The Chelsea Project.

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    • Terms And Conditions

      The successful recipients of the Chelsea Project funding are selected based on a number of factors including:

      • 1.The amount of funding required.
        2.The eligibility of the candidate to receive other larger funding sources.
        3.The timing of the funding required, and whether it aligns with the next funding release - announced on this website.
        4.The panel of selectors includes - Chelsea Higgins, Chelsea’s Mum; Kerry Higgins, Chelsea’s coach, Sponsor representatives and Chelsea’s Manager.

      Funds are released bi-annually, and are based on the amount of funding received during the nominated 6 month period prior. The Chelsea Project donates approximately 10% of all funds raised to the young Australian recipients.

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