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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Funding Information for Coaches/Clubs/Performers

Support for Performers


Funding 4 Sport
List of current funders for individuals from Funding 4 Sport (July 2012)

Street Games List of Funders
See the lastest Street Games Funderst list as at March 2012

Sporting Excellence Grant
Ribble Valley Borough Council operate a fund which is available to help support talented athletes.

Grants are available to young people who are in full time education and who are currently performing at county standard as a minimum.

Applications must be received by January and grants are awarded in May.

Download the sporting excellence grant form  email to olwen.heap@ribblevalley.gov.uk or post to:

Olwen Heap
Council Offices
Church Walk

LPFA Young Person's Grant
The Lancashire Playing Fields Association have funding available for young persons under the age of 17 who attend school in Lancashire. The grant aims to assist these people to compete at a level that is higher than county level even if the person doesn't currently do so.

Please contact Gill Mason on lpfa@btinternet.com  for further information.

Rising Star Fund
Lancashire Sport Partnership together with the Duchy of Lancaster Benevolent Fund and Family Bakers Warburtons are pleased to announce the launch of the new Lancashire Rising Star Fund.

The Lancashire Rising Star Fund will ensure that young sportsmen and women and their families receive financial support to enable them to excel in their chosen sport.

Interventions like this at such a crucial time can often be the difference between a young sports person continuing and achieving in their chosen sport or quitting.

On average each athlete and their families can spend in excess of £5,000 per year on equipment, training, travelling and other essentials that are required to compete at the top level


The Fund

The Fund will provide financial assistance to Lancashire's amateur able-bodied and disabled sportsmen and women and will focus on giving grants to young people aged between 12 - 24years, from sports officially recognised by Sport England*.

Grants of up to £500 will be awarded to successful applicants to help with costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment, specialist coaching and other specialist support such as physiotherapy and nutrition advice. 

Grant Criteria

Applicants must fulfill the following criteria to be eligible for the Lancashire Rising Star Fund:

  • Applicants must be between 12 - 24 years old.
  • Applicants must be a resident within in the of Lancashire Sport Partnership border (see map for clarification).
  • Applicants must be competing at County, Regional, National or International level in their chosen sport.
  • The sport must be a Sport England recognized sport (*see list for clarification)
  • Applicants must be of amateur status.
  • Applicants must be fully endorsed by the relevant National Governing Body representative to be considered for funding.
  • Grants will not be paid retrospectively
For more information please see the Lancashire Sport Website
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