Rushcliffe Elite Sport Sponsorship Grant
Rushcliffe Borough Council’s Elite Sports Sponsorship Grant is now open for applications from talented athletes who are currently performing at international level within their sport. The aspiration of the scheme is to alleviate some of the financial burden that this places upon individuals and families as this is often the barrier to achievement.
The scheme will support up to five athletes (or teams) with a sponsorship grant of £500. Awards will be made to successful applicants to help with costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment, specialist coaching and other specialist support deemed appropriate by the National Governing Body over the next year.
The deadline for applications is Friday 17 May 2013.
In 2012 the following athletes were awarded the Rushcliffe Elite Sport Sponsorship Grant:
- Matt Bolton – Fencing
- Sophie Coldwell – Triathlon
- Dan Evans – Canoe Slalom
- Livvy Tomkins – Tennis
- Maxine Yu – Figure Skating
Rushcliffe FANS (Free Access to National Sportspeople) Scheme
The FANS scheme provides sportspeople of a national level with free access to fitness, swimming and aerobics for 12 months* at Rushcliffe Borough Council run sports facilities.
*Normal terms and conditions apply as with the standard Rushcliffe Borough Council health and fitness membership package.
FANS aims to assist elite sportspeople to achieve their full potential by reducing the financial burden of training costs. The scheme is only available to Rushcliffe residents who are members of national squads in Sport England recognised sports.
Elite sportspeople who benefit from the FANS scheme will be invited to attend sporting events within Rushcliffe as ambassadors to raise the profile of sport in the Borough. Profiles of these athletes will also be included on the Council’s website and in Rushcliffe publications.
If you would like to know more about the scheme please contact us.
If you would like to apply for the scheme please complete the FANS application form and return it to the address given with all required evidence requested to ensure that the application can be processed efficiently. Individuals must reapply for the FANS scheme every 12 months.