The GLL Sport Foundation applications for the 2017/18 award cycle have been open since the 20th of December 2016, and we've had applications flowing in. With over 1500 applications in so far and still three weeks to go we're looking ahead to our biggest year yet!
The GLL Sport Foundation is the UKs largest independent athlete support programme since the programme launched in 2008, 10,600 athlete awards have been provided at a total support value of £6.1 million. 90% of award recipients don’t receive any other centralised support and with 75% of supported athletes aged under 21 the programme is focussed on the next generation of athletes across all Olympic, Paralympic, Deaflympic and Special Olympic sporting disciplines.
GLL are now operating over 61 areas across the UK, increasing the amount of athletes they are able to support. Athletes can apply for support through the GLL Sport Foundation NOW via the online portal www.gllsportfoundation.org, applications close 20th February 2017. Supported athletes access financial support, training membership support to Better leisure centres across the UK and also sport science and physiotherapy programmes.