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 local, talented 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 2019/20 GO GOLD Funding are now closed until November 2019!

Please find below eligibility criteria for GO GOLD Funding

Levels of Funding

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 considered by a panel made up of specialists across the county.

GO GOLD Funding comes in three tiers;


Unfortunately we no longer offer the Performance level grants. Local districts may run their own talented athlete schemes which we would encourage unsuccessful athletes to enquire about.

GO GOLD Timeline

Time Period

Stage of Process

October 2018

GO GOLD Eligibility Criteria published

1st November - 31st December 2018

Applications Open

1 January - 31 January 2019

Applications sent to National Governing Bodies for verification/prioritisation where necessary

February 2019

GO GOLD Panel to assess all eligible applications.
Applicants notified of the outcome of their application

April 2019

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

April 2019

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

October 2019

Release of second funding instalment subject to completed blogs

For more information please contact:

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS)

SportPark, Loughborough University, 3 Oakwood Drive, Loughborough, Leicestershire, LE11 3QF
01509 564888


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  • Charnwood LSA
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    Active Rutland
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