Grant aid applications now open for local athletes

By Nik Emmonds on June 14, 2017

Sport Nottinghamshire

The 2017 Grant Aid Sports Fund for Talented Athletes is now open for applications from local athletes.

The fund provides grants to help the county’s most talented sportspeople to overcome the financial hardship that can come with competing at the top level in sport.

Grants of up to £400 are available for sportspeople of all ages, provided they have represented their country in a sport recognised by Sport England within the last eight months and/or are ranked in the top five nationally in their age group.

Funding can be provided for a variety of uses, including specialist coaching, competition entry fees for individuals and extra equipment.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday July 17.

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.

Don’t delay– make sure you apply to secure the funding you require.