No one can forget the sense of pride and celebration when Wiltshire’s athletes won medals at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
As part of building on the success of 2012, we are working with local businesses to support rising sports stars by awarding grant funding. The funding will enable access to training and competitive opportunities as well as purchasing equipment and covering transport costs to regional and national events. We have allocated a total of £5,000 each year since 2011 to support our talented athletes, however this year working in partnership with local businesses more money has been raised to support Wiltshire’s sports people.
In 2014 we have supported 14 athletes with a Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Elite Athlete Grant grant of £1,000 each as well as setting up a new grant, Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Sports Scholarship which will support the sports stars of the future with a grant of £500.