The latest funding round to support the county’s budding Olympians, Paralympians and Special Olympians is now open.
The £50,000 Talented Athletes Fund aims to help local athletes overcome potential financial hurdles such as training and equipment costs.
Nottinghamshire County Council (NCC) has continued its commitment to support more up-and-coming athletes to recognise their potential in their chosen sport, particularly those competing in disability/parasports who may require expensive adapted equipment, clothing and/or have higher transport costs.
With rising costs, grants up to £1,000 are now available for Nottinghamshire athletes who have represented their country at national events in the last 24 months. These include a range of Sport England-recognised sports, from speed skating to swimming, and from fencing to table tennis.
Councillor John Cottee, the county council’s Cabinet Member for Communities, said: “We’re immensely proud of being able to continue to support our up-and-coming sporting talent.
“With rising prices and the pressures of paying coaching fees, equipment and travel costs, this funding could go a little way to helping Nottinghamshire athletes strive for their dreams. This funding builds on previous years’ support, and maintaining its availability to the county’s future sportspeople has been recognised.”
The Fund will be open until Sunday 31st December 2023. For more information, details of eligibility criteria and to apply online, please visit https://www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/business-community/community-and-voluntary-sector/the-local-communities-fund-lcf/talented-athletes-fund.
Funding will be allocated to successful applicants from April 2024.