Fundiing ffor IIndiiviidualls // Perfformance Atthllettes
Fund ng or nd v dua s Per ormance A h e es
ASDA Sporting Chance
ASDA Sporting Chance will be allocating everyone of their stores with two budding young
local athletes. Through SportsAid, they will provide each one of these young sportsmen
and women with a grant every year until 2013. In addition, each of their stores will be
supporting their local athletes on a community level by carrying out fundraising activities to
raise additional money for things like training, equipment and travel.
BOA Gold / Silver Passport
BOA Passport Holders can access the National Sport Centres on a free of charge basis for
training. The BOA will negotiate, on behalf of the BOA Passport Holders, with local sports
centres to help gain free of charge access to training facilities for the athletes
supplementary training. Athletes will have been nominated to the BOA by their NGB
Dickie Bird Foundation
A new foundation which has the vision of assisting young people under 18 years of age to
participate, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice, irrespective of their social
circumstances, culture or ethnicity. Funds individuals not groups. Grants are likely to
range from £500 to £5,000.
OCS Young Sports Person Awards
OCS Young Sports Person Awards give out over £35,000 to up and coming young sports
people to help with training, travelling and competing.
Ron Pickering Memorial Fund
This is open to individuals aged 15 - 23 years throughout Great Britain who are medallists
in athletics from their National Schools AA, AAA U17, and U20 or U23 Championships or
in the top six of the appropriate UK ranking lists. They must also have the attitude and
dedication, which will ensure the growth and protection of sport. Grant aid is available to
support training and equipment with all applications judged on merit.
This is open to amateur sports people aged 12 -16 years in the United Kingdom who are
competing in various able-bodied and disabled sports, who are members of national
squads and have been nominated by their National Governing Body of Sport. There is no
age restriction for disabled athletes. Grant aid ranges from £250 - £500 and is available
to support travel, training and equipment as preparation for competition in major
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, or TASS as it is better known, is a Government
funded programme that represents a unique partnership between talented young athletes,
National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB's) and the Higher (University) and Further
(college/school) Education sector. TASS aims to help its athletes to balance academic life
with training and competition as a performance athlete.
The Arthur JC Kendall Memorial Fund
The Arthur JC Kendall Memorial Fund aims to encourage, promote and develop
participation in athletics as a means of promoting physical health in the young of the
communitiy. Applications or beneficiaries must, therefore, be under the age of 21 years.
Loca eve Gran s
Staffordshire County Council Young People's Sports Performance Grants Scheme
Young People born between 01.09.88 and 31.08.99 (check for 2011-12) who live in
Staffordshire or attend a Staffordshire school. Aiming to compete at 2012 Olympic or
Paralympic Games or aiming for future Olympics, Paralympics and major international
competitions in an Olympic, Paralympic or Sport England priority sport. Member of NGB
Development or Performance Squad. Can apply for up to £500.
Chase Sports Council – Minor Grant Aid Scheme
Grant can be used for sending sportsmen and women to participate in regional, national
and international events or on specialised training courses. For further information please
contact Simon Davies on 07929 207969 or
Cannock Chase Council - Sports Star Scheme
Award scheme, which allows Sportsmen and Sportswomen to have FREE USE of Council
leisure facilities for training purposes. Who qualifies; Sportsmen and sportswomen who
a) current international, international squad members or of international potential; and
b) residents of the District or non-resident representing a sports club based within the
For further information please contact Paul Smith on 01543 427895 or
East Staffordshire Borough Council – Sports Scholarship Awards
Up to £250 funding for Elite sports performers and coaches. Awarded at two levels,
International Achievement, and Regional/Development Award.
Assist sportsmen, women and young people in their efforts to achieve full National,
International and Olympic Honours. Must be a resident within East Staffordshire for more
than 6 months of the year.
For further information please contact Emma Gilbert on 01283 508192 or
Newcastle-under-Lyme Sports Council Grants
Financial assistance to enable individuals to pursue their chosen sporting activity.
For further information please contact Geoff Durham on 01782 742222 or
South Staffordshire District Council – Individual Sport Scholarships
County, Regional, National level individuals can apply for up to £250
Grants can assist with the purchase for equipment, training development expenses and
competition costs. The application is based on achievements within the current or most
recent season of their sport.
For further information please contact Mark Jenkinson on 01902 696533 or
Sport Stafford Borough
Scholarship for elite sportspeople, athletes must live / belong to a club within the borough
All applicants applying for funding must be affiliated to Sport Stafford Borough at a cost of
£5 for individuals. Athletes must be in full time education and be competing at county-level
For further information please contact Lorna Francis on 01785 660662 or
Tamworth Community Sports Network – Talent Support Grants
Up to 50% of costs via Talent Support Fund;
County-level - £300 max,
Regional-level £500 max,
National-level £1000 max
High Priority will be given to individuals who represent their sport at the Regional level and
who are not currently receiving financial support from other sources.
The Talent Support fund can be used to assist with:
- Essential items of equipment/clothing required to compete and train;
- Cost of travel for training and competitions;
- Cost of facility hire for training;
- Coaching costs (but not a coach’s salary);
- Club subscription costs
For further information please call 01827 709387 or