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Posted: Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:00

Applications for GOGOLD Funding 2019/20 is now open!

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.

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 - further details here.


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

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.

Athletes should be aged 14-23 years on 31st December 2017 and applications from athletes who are 12-13 years may be considered only if they are competing at National/International level.

Applicants must live in Leicestershire, Leicester City or Rutland and be in full time education. Athletes should be in the local school system or if athletes are currently studying away at University, their parents/non term time address should be in Leicestershire, Leicester or Rutland.

Apply for GO GOLD 2019/20 funding now!

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  • Melton LSA
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  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
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    County Sport Network