No one can forget the sense of pride and celebration when Wiltshire’s athletes won medals at the London 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 elite athletes, and since 2013 working in partnership with local businesses more money has been raised to support Wiltshire’s sports people.
The Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Foundation now comprises of two grants: the Elite Athlete Grant of £1,000 and the Sports Scholarship Grant of £500 for young athletes aged 8-18 years old. So far 52 grants have been given, totalling over £50,000.
Preparations are well under way for this year’s Wiltshire Business and Sports Gala Dinner on 16 March 2017. If you are interesting in purchasing tickets contact the Events Team on 01225 713153 email: firstname.lastname@example.org