Published: Friday, 10th January 2020
Aspiring sports stars can now apply for a Sports Champion Grant from Broadland District Council to support them with the cost of training, equipment or competing.
Cllr. Justine Thomas, Member Champion for Sport said: “We are proud to have offered Sports Grants to support rising sports stars for over 10 years. We hope the grants will help athletes continue to compete at a high level and fulfil their potential.”
The grants of up to £125 are open to athletes living in the district who are competing in their chosen sport at a regional level or higher to help with outgoing costs for things such as coaching costs, competition entry fees, travel or physiotherapy.
To be eligible, applicants must live in Broadland and be competing in a discipline recognised by Sport England. Those who have received a Sports Champion Grant within the past two years are unable to apply.
Previous recipients include Mia Bailey, who recently qualified for the England Indoor Athletics Championships, competing in the hurdles, and was awarded the CONAC Under 15 Track Athlete of the Year, Katie Fisher, who recently won the Scottish Youth Climbing Championships is hoping to qualify for Team GB next year; and Iona Lake, whose grant in 2018 enabled her to compete for England at the Commonwealth Games in Australia when she finished 8th in the 3,000m steeplechase.
If you would like to apply for a Broadland Sports Champion Grant please contact [email protected] for the official form that can be returned by email or post before the 16th February deadline.
Funds are limited and subject to availability.