Supporting athletes

Wiltshire is proud of its talented sports people and recognises that support to help 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 

A grant of £1,000 is available to any Wiltshire athlete who complete at either a national or international 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.

2022 Elite Athlete grant recipients (PDF) [2MB] (opens new window)

This grant is now closed. If you have any questions about this grant or would like to be added to the contact list to be notified when it next opens, please email ffopgrants@wiltshire.gov.uk.

Sports scholarship grant 

A grant of £500 is available to any Wiltshire athlete aged between 8 and 18 years old on 31 December 2022 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.

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

This grant is now closed. If you have any questions about this grant or would like to be added to the contact list to notified when the grant next opens 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.