The GLL Sport Foundation offers funding and training grants to help the next generation of sporting hopefuls. The Foundation operates across a range of Boroughs / Districts in London and South England. Despite being recognised as talented sports people, most athletes have very limited access to funding opportunities and many are unable to meet the rising costs of competition and training as regional and national demands are placed upon them. Evidence from the Country’s top athletes will confirm that the rise from local talent to regional and national competition is characteristically one of the most difficult stages of an athlete’s career. The Foundation has set key objectives to help reduce the financial burden facing many people as they progress within their chosen sport. Peter Bundey, Chair GLL Sport Foundation is keen to expand the impact of the scheme:
“We believe that the vast majority of the athletes that benefit from the GLL Sport Foundation will give something back to sport and society in some way; whether as a future champion, coach, sport volunteer, fund raiser or often as an inspirational role model that inspires young people to achieve”.
|Awards||Criteria||Level of Award|
|Ambassador Award||GB senior international medal success in current year GB ranking – top 3 in current yearAmbassador awards are selected at the discretion of the GSF Board. A sporting role model providing inspiration to young athletes.||Financial Awards up to £1250 Athlete training membership|
|Talent Award||Recommended by National Governing Body (NGB) via SportsAidWithin current national talent pathway within british sport With competitive medals at junior / senior international level in current year||Financial Awards up to £1000 Athlete training membership|
|Development Award||Recommended by NGB via SportsAid Within current national talent pathway within british sportWith competitive results at junior / senior international level in current year||Financial Awards up to £500 Athlete training membership|
|Achievement Award||Competitive results (age-band) at national level in current year GB ranking (age-band) within the top 8 in current year Member of national squad (age-band) with competitive results in current yearWithin current national talent pathway within british sport||Financial Awards up to £250 Athlete training membership|
|Top Up Award||Current year recipient of UK Sport / Lottery / SportsAid / TASS other NGB funding||Financial Awards up to £200 Athlete training membership|
|Regional Award||Represented at regional level (age-band) in current year Regional competitive results in current year||Athlete training membership|
The GLL Sport Foundation works in partnership with SportsAid to maximise the support that can be given to sporting talent and to coordinate with national talent funding established by National Governing Bodies.
For more information on how to apply go to their webise http://www.gllsportfoundation.org/mainpage.asp?id=65 or for further support contact Lee Dolby, National Inclusive Sport Advisor for UK Deaf Sport on [email protected]
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION IS FEBRUARY 20th 2012