GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented athletes from Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland. The funding programme is there to support athletes who are competing at Regional (East Midlands), National or International level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline, or in a locally recognised priority sport.

GO GOLD also now operates a means testing system, offering financial support to athletes who can demonstrate a financial need for the funding.

For 2020/21, 52 local athletes from 18 sports are being supported. Find out more about them on the Profiles and Blog pages.

We have supported hundreds of local athletes through our GO GOLD Funding Programme since 2007-2008. In our highlights section we look to celebrate the ongoing achievements of our former GO GOLD Ambassadors and Athletes.


Following a review of the GO GOLD programme during the current climate, it has been decided that we will be delaying the launch of the programme for 2021-2022 whilst also conducting an evaluation of GO GOLD, its current format and an assessment of future plans.

Our intention is to ensure the programme is robust and fit for purpose as well as being future proof moving forwards in these ever-changing times.

It is our aim is to relaunch the programme in the build up to the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games after which we will then be in a position to support athletes again. At this time, we are also looking into other areas of possible future support, for example specialist athlete workshops.

We appreciate your patience and support in this matter but would like to reassure you that supporting young local athletes to achieve their sporting potential remains extremely important to LRS and integral to the GO GOLD programme.

(Further communication will be disseminated via our website and emails to current GO GOLD athletes as well as numerous other key partners.)

For more information please contact:

Liam Drake

Liam Drake

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

I am currently remote working, so please contact me via email/mobile phone (where provided).

01509 564865


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