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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 November 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 2017/18

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

October 2017

GO GOLD Criteria published

1st November - 31st December 2017

Applications Open

1 January - 31 January 2018

Applications sent to National Governing Bodies for verification/prioritisation

8 February 2018

GO GOLD Panel to assess all eligible applications

W/C 12 February 2018

Applicants notified of the outcome of their application

April 2018

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

April 2018

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

October 2018

Release of second funding instalment subject to completed blogs

For more information please contact:

Abbi Tyson

Abbi Tyson

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

  • Physical Activity Development Projects
  • GO GOLD Funding Programme
  • Workplace Challenge & Workplace Health
  • Melton LSA Link Officer
Telephone
01509 564879

Partners

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

Partners

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