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GO GOLD Athlete Funding

GO GOLD Athlete Funding

Alongside our partners, we are pleased to support talented individuals through the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, 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.

Applications for GO GOLD Funding are currently closed and will reopen in Autumn 2017.


Levels of Funding

We are working with some of our Districts to continue offering two levels of athlete funding; Podium and Performance.

Podium

Athletes competing at Regional, National or International Level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline.

This level is funded by Leicestershire County Council, Leicester City Council and Rutland County Council. All eligible applicants will be automatically be put forward for Podium Level Funding.

GO GOLD Podium Funding comes in three tiers;

Performance

Unsuccessful applicants at Podium Level will be automatically referred to their Local Authority for a Performance grant (£100) if their Local Authority is participating in the programme.

This level is funded by Charnwood Borough Council, Harborough District Council, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, Leicester City Council, Melton Borough Council, North West Leicestershire District Council, Oadby and Wigston Borough Council and Rutland County Council.

Unfortunately Blaby District Council are no longer able to support the GO GOLD Funding Programme.


GO GOLD Timeline 2016/17

GO GOLD Funding has also undergone some changes to the timescales of the programme in order to now run in line with the financial year.

Athlete workshops will also be scheduled throughout the year starting January 2017.

Time Period

Stage of Process

August 2016

New GO GOLD Criteria published

5th September – 28th October 2016

Applications Open

31st October – 18th November 2016

Applications sent to National Governing Bodies for verification/prioritisation

24th November 2016

GO GOLD Panel to assess all eligible applications

28th November – 2nd December 2016

Applicants notified of the outcome of their application

January 2017

Successful applicants – Begin online blogs and start of free 12 month Leisure Centre access

Unsuccessful applicants – Applications referred to Local Authority if they are participating in the lower level Performance award

March / April 2017

GO GOLD Presentation Evenings (compulsory to attend). Release of first funding installment

October 2017

Release of further funding installment

For more information please contact:

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Opening Times: Monday – Friday: 9.00am – 5.00pm

Address
SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
Telephone
01509 564888
Website
http://lrsport.org

Partners

  • East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
    Age UK L&R
    Rutland County Council
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Leicester City Council
    Sport England
    Harborough District Council
    County Sport Network
    Equality Standard
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Leicestershire County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Blaby District Council
    Safeguarding
    QUEST
    Melton Borough Council

Partners

  • Rutland County Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
  • East Midlands Platform
    QUEST
  • Sport England
    Leicester City Council
  • Equality Standard
    Charnwood Borough Council
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby District Council
  • County Sport Network
    Age UK L&R
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    British Heart Foundation
  • Safeguarding
    Loughborough University
  • Melton Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • North West Leicestershire District Council