ASDA Sporting Chance
ASDA Sporting Chance will be allocating everyone of their stores with two budding young local athletes. Through SportsAid, they will provide each one of these young sportsmen and women with a grant every year until 2013. In addition, each of their stores will be supporting their local athletes on a community level by carrying out fundraising activities to raise additional money for things like training, equipment and travel.
To find out more click here; www.asda-sportingchance.co.uk/asda-sportsaid-grants.php
AXA Ambition Awards
Talented 11 – 18 year olds can apply to receive up to £40,000 worth of bespoke mentoring support.
To find out more click here; www.ambitionaxaawards.com
Boost Charitable Trust
The Trust aims to Build On Overlooked Sporting Talent. All of its activities are designed to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport. Grants are categorised into small awards (£500 or less) and large awards (over £500).
To find out more click here; www.boostct.org
Caudwell Children Enable Sport Programme
The Caudwell Trust is inviting applications for the Enable Sport Programme. This will provide specifically designed sports equipment to enable disabled children and young people to participate in sport. Applications must be made on behalf of a particular child who must be 18 years of age or under at the time of application.
Dickie Bird Foundations
The vision of the Foundation is to assist financially disadvantaged young people under 18 years of age to participate, to the best of their ability, in the sport of their choice irrespective of their social circumstances, culture or ethnicity and to ensure that, in doing so, they improve their chances both inside and outside sport.
To find out more click here; www.thedickiebirdfoundation.co.uk
OCS Young Sports Person Awards
OCS Young Sports Person Awards give out over £35,000 to up and coming young sports people to help with training, travelling and competing. Grants are available over £35,000.
To find out more click here; www.ocsyoungsportsperson.co.uk
Young athletes, both able-bodied and those with a disability, are nominated to SportsAid for financial support by their sport’s own national governing body (NGB). This ensures the right athletes are helped at the right time, and in the right way.
It is a proven and established process that makes a genuine difference. At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, 18 of Britain’s 19 gold medals were won in events that involved SportsAid athletes.
SportsAid awards are generally given to athletes between the ages of 12 and 18 (older for athletes with a disability) who compete in 75 sports, including 27 disability disciplines.
Competing at the national and international levels, as these athletes do, takes a huge physical, mental and financial commitment. Our awards help them with essential costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment – on which an athlete spends, on average, more than £5,000 a year.
To find out more click here; www.sportsaid.org.uk
Last Updated: 9th July 2012 9:19am