With the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games just around the corner, Wiltshire Council, working in partnership with local business is already looking to Tokyo 2020 and beyond with the Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Sports Scholarship grant. Set up in 2014 this grant has already helped support 18 budding stars of the future. The grant is now open to any Wiltshire athlete aged between 8-18 years old who is competing in either a regional or national level in an Olympic/Paralympic sport or any sport recognised by Sport England. A grant of £500 is available to help to enhance their training and competition opportunities, buy new equipment and help with travel costs.
2015 grant recipient Harriet Hillman said, “It was an honour to be recognised for my sporting performances. Receiving the Sports Scholarship has been a great motivation. The financial support has helped me to continue to develop in my sport and to go on to achieve greater results in the past year, including becoming Under 10 British Biathlon Champion, winner of the GB Biathle series and European Biathle Champion for my age group.”
The deadline for applications is 5pm Friday 9 September.
The grants will be presented as part of the Wiltshire Sports awards event on 19 October in Trowbridge.