Don’t miss out on Talented Athletes funding
Budding local Olympians and Paralympians can still apply for the latest round of Nottinghamshire County Council funding to help propel them even further in their chosen sport.
Active Notts - a sports partnerships which aims to boost the number of people taking part in sport and physical activity - is urging Nottinghamshire athletes to apply Talented Athletes Fund before the deadline Monday 14 October 2019 with grants of up to £400 on offer.
Previous local sports stars to have received the funding, include gymnasts, Sam Oldham, Becky Downie and Ellie Downie; swimmers, Ollie Hynd and Charlotte Henshaw; athlete, Richard Whitehead; show jumper Sophie Wells and rising tennis star, Freya Christie.
Grants are available to those who have represented their country at national athletic events in the last year to pay for travel, training, accommodation, competition and coaching fees and kit costs. Last year 121 of budding sports stars benefitted from more than £21,000 worth in sports grants last year.
Strategic Director for Active Notts, Kerryn Chamberlin, said,
“This is a fantastic opportunity to help fund your journey towards sporting success – so we would urge anyone who has represented their country at national athletic events in the last year to apply.”
Councillor John Handley, Vice-Chairman of the Communities and Place Committee, at Nottinghamshire County Council, said:
"The Talented Athletes Fund is a great opportunity for young athletes to secure funding to help them with their training costs at this exceptionally high level.
“In Nottinghamshire, we are proud of our sporting heritage and want to encourage as many young people to achieve at the highest level that they possibly can."
“Becoming a top athlete requires immense talent, dedication, coaching and family support. But there’s another important element that sometimes gets overlooked – and that's money.
“Having access to the best coaching and equipment does not come cheap. And travelling around this country and abroad to compete or train can be a huge drain on finances, with sponsorship and home budgets only stretching so far.”
The full details of the criteria for funding, which is available to download from the County Council’s website: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/talented
Applicants must live in Nottinghamshire and have until 5pm on Monday 14 October to apply.