Grants for rising sports stars in Broadland

Broadland Sports Champions 2017 Tiegan Poynter and Serena Grace.

Published: Wednesday, 3rd January 2018

Rising athletic stars in Broadland can now apply for a Sports Community Grant to help with the cost of training or competing.

The grants are available to those living in the district, who are currently competing at a regional level or higher to help with outgoings such as coaching costs, competition entry fees, equipment or physiotherapy.

Grants of up to £125 are available per athlete, with a closing date of February 18, 2018. Funds are limited and are subject to availability.

To be eligible, athletes must live in Broadland, be competing at a minimum of regional level and must participate in a sport recognised by Sport England.

Last year, grants were awarded to sportspeople including athlete Serena Grace, of Horsford, and baton twirler, Tiegan Poynter, of Sprowston.

Previous recipients include former Paralympian Jonathan Drane and tennis star Alfie Hewett.

Broadland District Council's Member Champion for Sport, Cllr Claudette Bannock, said:

"We are keen to support rising sports stars in the district and hope these awards can help with some of the costs that come with competing at a higher level.

"Broadland District Council recognises the importance of health and wellbeing for all its residents and runs a number of initiatives to help."

All applications must be made on official forms and submitted by post or email. A supporting statement is required from a coach and this can be emailed to or posted to the Economic Development team at Broadland District Council.

For more information, or to request a paper application form, please call Economic Development on 01603 430570 or email

Apply for a sports grant now.

Also see