Future sporting stars encouraged to bid for funding boost
BUDDING Liverpool athletes are being encouraged to bid for
money to help them achieve their sporting goal. 3 bursaries of up to £300 are
available, targeted at youngsters aged from 9-18 who are aiming to, or have
already been selected to represent the City nationally in their chosen field.
The bursaries are provided by Liverpool Sports Forum, and the money should go
towards travel costs and entry fees.
The criteria for applicants are:-
► Athletes must be between 9 and 18 years old.
► All applicants must live in Liverpool.
► Any application must be supported by any Sport England recognised
National Governing Body (NGB) who can confirm levels achieved and events entered.
► Any successful recipient will not be allowed to apply for this
scheme again for 3 years.
► Anyone interested must submit a written application of no more than 500 words
outlining their level of performance, success achieved to date, training details
and the cost to the individual of pursuing their ambitions. Other financial
support and sporting aspirations/targets for 2016 should be outlined and a
reference must also be provided by a NGB representative.
► All applications or queries should be sent to
via email, by 5pm,
on Thursday, 1 September 2016.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member responsible for sport, Councillor Wendy
Simon, said:- "We are committed to doing anything we can to support young
people who are trying to achieve their sporting ambitions.
Travel fees and costs associated with entering competitions can mount up, so
these bursaries go a long way in covering expenditure which youngsters and their
families would generally have to pay out for.
We have a huge pool of sporting talent in Liverpool, and I'm pleased we can
offer these bursaries which will go some way to enable our future stars to reach
their full potential."