Funding Applications Open for Young Talented Athletes

Talented young sports men and women across Chiltern and South Bucks are being invited to apply for funding for 2019 from the GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) - an independent athlete scheme to support the next generation of sporting talent. 

GLL - the UK's largest leisure charitable social enterprise - has once again shown its commitment to improving health, wellbeing and opportunity in the communities it works in, by supporting the next generation of athletes to the tune of £1.5 million, via GSF. Now in its eleventh year, GSF's latest investment in today's and tomorrow's athletes will take its total support to £10.7 million.

The GLL Sport Foundation supports athletes across 73 areas of the UK. Eligible athletes can benefit from financial support, physiotherapy, gym memberships at GLL's Better facilities and more. Applications for the programme are open from December 20th 2018 until February 20th 2019 and athletes from the Chiltern and South Bucks area are encouraged to apply. Last year, the GLL Sport Foundation supported 64 local athletes in 2018.

Since the programme launched in 2008, it has provided over 16,000 athlete awards at a total support value of £9.2 million by 2018. 72% of supported athletes were aged under 21 and the programme supports athletes across all Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic sports. Most importantly 90% of the athletes supported do not receive any other funding. 

Athletes from across the UK can apply for support through the GLL Sport Foundation via the online portal at: Applications close 20th February 2019.

To find out more about the GLL Sport Foundation watch the short video below: