Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians – Supporting Wiltshire’s talented sports people
No one can forget the sense of pride and celebration when Wiltshire’s athletes won medals at last year’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. As part of building on this success we are working with local businesses to support future rising sports stars.
Our Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians scheme provides funding to support these athletes to achieve future success. The funding will enable continued development in their respective sports and progression to elite level, helping with access to training and competitive opportunities, purchasing equipment and covering travel costs to regional and national events.
Previous recipients of a grant from the scheme include Olympian Francesca Fox and Paralympian Aaron Moores. Francesca competed at the London 2012 Olympic Games as part of the Team GB Rhythmic Gymnastics squad. Aaron competed at the London 2012 Paralympic Games in the S14 and won a silver medal in the backstroke.
The fund is now open for applications.
People of any age who are competing at a national level or above, as an individual or squad member, in any Olympic or Paralympic sport or a sport recognised by Sport England are invited to apply.
To apply please read the criteria fully before completing your application.
- Funding future olympians criteria Application criteria 152kb
- Olympic and Paralympic sports Olympic and Paralympic sports 104kb
- Sport England recognised sports
- Application Form Application Form 559kb
If you would like to discuss your application prior to submission, please contact Tamzin Earley, funding and events officer on 01722 434641.
Completed applications and all relevant paperwork must be submitted by 5pm on Monday 20 January 2014. Please note that applications received after this time will not be considered.
Are you a local business that could benefit by supporting future Olympians or Paralympians?
We want to offer the opportunity to connect your business to a rising sports star. There are a number of ways that you can do this so that your business will be profiled by supporting and promoting a future Wiltshire Olympian and/or Paralympian.
Different opportunities and associated benefits are available. These can also be tailored to suit your business to achieve your key objectives.
The opportunities vary but several include securing a table (or place/s) at the forthcoming Wiltshire business and sporting dinner on Thursday, 13 March, 2014.
A number of local businesses have already signed up to attend this unique event, which will be hosted by former Bath and England rugby captain Phil de Glanville, with inspirational guest speakers from the world of business and sport.
The evening will take place in the Atrium at County Hall, Trowbridge, and promises to be a memorable event. One-off ‘experiences’ will be auctioned, as part of the evening, including the opportunity to cycle at a velodrome with Paralympic Gold medallist Mark Colbourne MBE, or enjoy a swimming session with Paralympic Gold medallist Stephanie Millward.
Other benefits include:
- The opportunity to connect your business to a future local sporting star who will promote your business,
- The Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians brand to promote your support,
- The opportunity of guest appearances by a grant recipient at your corporate or key events,
- Advertisement feature in the ‘Your Wiltshire’ Magazine.
To find out more about the opportunities to support our future sports stars, or to book a place at the dinner, please contact Graeme Morrison on 01225 713573 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.orgFollow @Sport4Wiltshire
Last updated: 8 November 2013