Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, supported by Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, are pleased to support talented young athletes through the GO GOLD Talented Athlete Fund.
The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes who are currently performing at regional standard or above in their sport, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth athletes and potential medal winners.
Funding to support GO GOLD is given by Leicestershire County Council and Leicester City Council, and it financially support athletes who live or attend a school in Leicestershire or Leicester City. University Students must have a parental residence within our specified boundaries. The scheme opens annually in September - October for applications.
Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport are also supporting the GO GOLD Graduate Scheme for athletes who have graduated from their College or University, but are still performing their sport at a high level. These applicants MUST be previous recipients of the GO GOLD scheme.
- In 2012/13, we have awarded 107 grants of £300, £500, £750 and £1,000 across 24 sports.
- In 2011/12, we have awarded 98 grants of £300, £500, £750 and £1,000 across 29 sports.
- In 2010/11 we awarded 119 grants of £250, £300, £500, £750 and £1,000 across 27 sports.
- In 2009/10 we awarded 125 grants of £250, £300, £500 and £1,000 across 38 sports.