Elite sports fund

Elite sports fund

East Hampshire District Council’s efforts to recognise and support sporting talent in the district continues as it awards the second round of Elite Sports Grants.

The grant was launched by EHDC in 2016 to assist sportsmen and women aged between 10 and 24 years old in their efforts to achieve full national, international and perhaps even Olympic honours.

Grants are awarded towards travelling, coaching expenses and qualifications or the purchase of clothing or equipment, helping to give local sporting talent the best opportunity to thrive.

The round of grants awarded totalled £6,850 and 35athletes received a grant. Five of the athletes received the highest level of award - £500. The amount awarded is decided by a judging panel.

East Hampshire District Council is no longer accepting applications for this particular funding scheme however athletes can apply for grant funds through the Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme.