Supporting athletes

Wiltshire is proud of its talented sports people and recognises that support to help them achieve at the top level of their sport is invaluable. To this end Wiltshire Council hosts the annual fundraising event, the Wiltshire business and sports gala dinner to raise funds for our grant programme that includes:

Elite athlete grant - closed

A grant of £1,000 is available to any Wiltshire athlete who completes at either a national or international level in either an Olympic/Paralympic sport, or any sport recognised by Sport England, the list of which can be found here:  Sport England recognised sports (PDF) [495KB] (opens new window)  

Funding can be used to access training and competitive opportunities, purchase equipment, or cover transport costs incurred for events in the UK and abroad.

This grant is now closed for applications. If you applied in the last round you should have received a confirmation email, and you will be notified of the results at the end of February.

If you have any questions about this grant, or wish to be added to the contact list for notification of the next opening date for applications, please email ffopgrants@wiltshire.gov.uk.

See here for the  2022 Elite Athlete grant recipients (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window) .

Sports scholarship grant - open for applications

A grant of £500 is available to any Wiltshire athlete aged between 8 and 18 years old  who completes at either a regional or national level in either an Olympic/Paralympic sport or any Sport England recognised sports (PDF) [495KB] (opens new window)  Funding can be used to access training and competitive opportunities, purchase equipment or cover transport costs incurred for events in the UK and abroad.

This grant is now open for applications. To apply please read  2023 Sports Scholarship Criteria and Guidelines (PDF) [124KB] (opens new window)  and complete the online application form

Deadline, 5pm, Monday 27 February 2023

2022 Sports Scholarship grant recipients (PDF) [1MB] (opens new window)

If you have any questions about this grant please email ffopgrants@wiltshire.gov.uk.

FACTS leisure centre memberships

Wiltshire Council offers free annual leisure centre membership for use of the fitness suite and pool for any Wiltshire athlete aged 16 years and over who is competing for GB at either a senior or junior level and is on a NGB development squad in either and Olympic or Paralympic sport or a sport recognised by Sport England either as an individual or as a team member.

Younger applicants may be considered on a discretionary basis.

For full information on the scheme  and to apply please, download the FACTS information and applications. Applications must be accompanied by a supporting reference from your NGB.

FACTS Information and application form (PDF) [355KB] (opens new window)

If you have any questions about this scheme, please email ffopgrants@wiltshire.gov.uk.