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.

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

Applications for 2020/21 GO GOLD Funding are now closed. Successful applicants will be contacted at the end of February 2020.

Please find below eligibility criteria for GO GOLD Funding. Please note that GO GOLD no longer features a tiered funding system. Funding will be allocated at the panel's discretion, based on factors including financial need and athletic performance. Full information can be found in the Criteria below.


Levels of Funding

GO GOLD supports athletes competing at Regional, National or International Level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline and who can demonstrate a financial need for the support provided by GO GOLD.

GO GOLD 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.

Please note that GO GOLD no longer features a tiered funding system. Funding will be allocated at the panel's discretion, based on factors including financial need and athletic performance.


Performance

Unfortunately we no longer offer Performance level grants.

GO GOLD is also now working in partnership with 'Everyone Active Sporting Champions'. As a result, those athletes who are unsuccessful with financial support from GO GOLD may be eligible to receive financial support and/or free leisure centre access from Everyone Active. Relevant applications will be forwarded on for consideration.

Similarly, applications may be forwarded on to the athlete's local authority for local grant consideration.


GO GOLD Timeline

Time Period

Stage of Process

November 2019

GO GOLD Eligibility Criteria published

18th November - 31st December 2019

Applications Open

1 January - 31 January 2020

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

February 2020

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

April 2020

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

April 2020

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

October 2020

Release of second funding instalment subject to completed blogs


For more information please contact:

Liam Drake

Liam Drake

Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564865
Bryany Cornish

Bryany Cornish

Assistant Sports Development Officer

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

Telephone
01509 564874

Partners

  • Active Partnerships
    Active Leicester
    Equality Standard
    Blaby LSA
    Charnwood LSA
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Sport England
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Harborough LSA
    Melton LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA

Partners

  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
  • Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
  • Leicestershire County Council
    Active Leicester
  • Active Partnerships
    Sport England
  • Harborough LSA
    NWL LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Melton LSA