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Believe Sport Talent Fund

The Deal Proud logo-01Inspiring healthy lifestyles Sports Development in partnership with Wigan Council are pleased to announce the launch of a Wigan Borough talented athletes fund. The ‘Believe Sport Talent Fund’, a 3 year programme, will offer young people aged 11-24* grants of up to £500**. Funding can help with travel, accommodation, competition/training fees and equipment.

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To be eligible athletes must:

  • Be deemed to be of national standard or have the potential to reach national standard within 1 year of submitting an application, as deemed by the respective National Governing Body;
  • Be aged between 11 and 24, (exception to this is Gymnastics, as this sport is recognised by Sport England as an early specialisation sport). *Disabled athletes outside of this age range are also eligible to apply;
  • Be an athlete within a sport recognised by Sport England;
  • Reside in the Wigan Borough and be in need of financial assistance to help you achieve your full potential.

**Emergency Applications – fast track applications for grants up to £200 can also be submitted. These are for genuine emergencies or time critical requests only. See guidance notes for further details.

The next application deadline is 5pm on Friday 1st April 2016.

For further information and to apply download a copy of the BSTF – Guidance Notes 2015 and BSTF – Application Form 2015.

For enquiries and support with your application contact Adam Blezard, Sports Development Officer on 01942 404995 / a.blezard@wlct.org.