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Sports funding for people who compete at regional level or above

​If you compete at a regional level or above, you can apply for our sports talent bursary.

Who the bursary is for

You can apply for this funding if you are:

  • a sportsperson
  • currently on the Free Access to National Sportspeople (FANS) scheme.

The criteria for applying:

  • you must be at least 8 years old
  • you must live in the borough of Lewisham
  • you must be competing at regional, national or international level in your chosen sport
  • the sport must have a national governing body endorsed by Sport England
  • you must be of amateur status
  • you must be fully endorsed by their relevant National Governing Body (NGB) – with a supporting statement provided
  • you must be fully endorsed by your (qualified) coach to be considered for funding – with a supporting statement provided.

The deadline for applications

The deadline for applications is 15 November 2019.

The conditions of the bursary

  • appropriate recognition must be given to the Lewisham Sports Talent Bursary in any media coverage received by the individual
  • funded individuals must agree to be involved in promotional material undertaken by London Borough of Lewisham in the promotion of the Lewisham Sports Talent Bursary
  • (maximum 2 times in a 12 month period)
  • funded individuals must provide a minimum of three good news stories or updates over a 12 month period from receipt of their grant
  • funded individuals will be required to complete an end of year progress report stating their achievements.

Judging criteria for the bursary

  • those applying for the bursary to support international achievement will take precedence over those seeking a bursary to support national achievement, and those seeking a bursary to support national achievement will take precedence over those seeking a bursary to support regional achievement
  • priority will be given to those seeking a bursary to support achievement in our five main grants supported sports - basketball, boxing, football, swimming, tennis
  • the panel’s decision is final.

How to apply

Fill in the form and send it to maya.onyett@lewisham.gov.uk with your evidence. Incomplete application forms will not be submitted to the assessment panel. You can see an example of an application below.

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