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Set4Success

Set4Success is a process being led by the Horsham Rotary Club and supported by local organisations such as Horsham District Council, businesses, schools and sports clubs to raise funds for distribution to young talented sports people.

Horsham District Council Individual Grants

The Council supports Horsham District residents aged 21 or under who represent their sporting or artistic field at national or international level. An individual may apply for a grant to help pay towards their travelling or “out of pocket” expenses. Individuals who are undertaking charitable work overseas for a recognised organisation may also be eligible for support.

Any grants awarded will not exceed £100 and applicants cannot apply more than once every two years.

Eligibility:
1) Applicants are only eligible if their parents hold a Leisure Access Card.
2) Sporting or artistic applicants must be amateurs; that is their chosen field of sporting or artistic excellence should not also be their main or sole means of generating personal income.

More information and application process

Sportsaid

SportsAid helps young, unfunded athletes to overcome one of their greatest barriers to success - the financial challenge of trying to become Britain’s next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. Support the next with SportsAid.

SportsAid athletes are the UK's brightest prospects from more than 60 sports. Typically age 12 to 18, they receive no other funding. This means they rely heavily on their parents for support. Not just financially but also for their transport, kit, nutrition and much, much more!

The really amazing thing about this is that many are already representing Great Britain and if they can continue doing so, have the potential to go on and inspire the nation, as we saw so brilliantly during London 2012.

Without SportsAid, many of these athletes would face a hard choice over whether to continue training and competing. They already spend, on average, £6,000 a year on their sport and 100% of them say SportsAid's support is helpful or even essential.

Visit the website to find out more

Sportsaid at 40 article

Talented Athlete Support Scheme (TASS)

Sport England TASS is a Government funded programme that represents a unique partnership between talented young student-athletes, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s) and the Higher (University) and Further (College/School) Education sectors.

TASS aims to provide the opportunity for young athletes to balance academic life with training and competition as a talented athlete without having to make the hard decision between the two.

More information on TASS website

Coaching Support for Youth Talent

Sussex Talent Foundation Programme

News Articles

October 2019 - New App Helping Parents of Talented Young Athletes

The Youth Sport Trust has created free online resources for young athletes and their parents in partnership with NGBs, thanks to funding from Sport England through the National Lottery. The charity has said that athlete education is so much broader than mastery of the tactical and technical aspects of sport and that things like balancing training, competition and social lives alongside school work are critical in supporting young people striving to maximise their potential.

The Youth Sport Trust identified a need to engage parents of talented young athletes and provide them with the tools they need to support young athletes on talent pathways.

Online support, ideas and education is being placed into the pockets of parents and carers through an app which has been designed with the input of leading sports professionals and academics and uses the Youth Sport Trust’s 20 years of accumulated expertise in this area. It covers topics on the science of being a young person, balancing education, sport and competition support.

For more information visit www.youthsporttrust.org/yst-talent or the free Performance Parent app can be downloaded from the app store by searching 'Performance Parent'.

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September 2019- Elite Athletes and Parents Supported with wellbeing through new Initiative

A new partnership which sees 11 national governing bodies of sport work with a national children’s sports charity will help educate up and coming young athletes in the rigours of performance sport, protecting their mental health and wellbeing. Thanks to funding from Sport England through the National Lottery, the Youth Sport Trust has created free online resources for young athletes in partnership with NGBs and will deliver workshops at top sporting events this year to more than 1,000 young people in sports’ talent programmes through YST Talent.

The charity, which pioneers new ways of using sport to create a brighter future for young people, has said that athlete education is so much broader than mastery of the tactical and technical aspects of sport and that things like balancing training, competition, and social lives alongside school work are critical in our support of these young people striving to maximise their potential.

Ali Oliver, Chief Executive from the Youth Sport Trust, said:

"Today’s young people already face a raft of issues which are widely documented and can be heightened when asked to compete at the top level. This summer is an exciting time with so many high-profile sporting events taking place but it’s important that we have support mechanisms and education programmes in place to help the next generation of elite athletes to thrive in their lives in and beyond sport. This Sport England Lottery Funding allows us to reach and support so many of those young people with partnership with the governing bodies and organisations such as UK Anti-Doping."

As well as reaching young people, the Youth Sport Trust has identified a need to engage parents of talented young athletes and provide them with the tools they need to support young athletes on talent pathways.

Online support, ideas and education will be placed into the pockets of parents and carers through an app which has been designed with the input of leading sports professionals and academics and uses the Youth Sport Trust’s 20 years of accumulated expertise in this area. It covers topics on the science of being a young person, balancing education & sport and competition support.

Jayne Molyneux, Director of Children and Young People at Sport England, said:

“Our job at Sport England is to make sure that the young stars of tomorrow enjoy their sporting experiences while training to win. In fact, our Talent Plan highlights that having fun and enjoying sport in a talent system that is accessible to everyone is key to success on the global stage.

“We want all young people to have a positive experience of sport and for those that want to progress further to be supported to go onto fulfil their potential. That’s why we are investing in 11 National Governing Bodies of Sport with the Youth Sport Trust to provide young athletes and their parents with a comprehensive education programme to help them hone their skills in their discipline while supporting them to cope with the pressures of training to win and balancing everyday life.”

The support programme takes place complementing the School Games National Finals, which is one of the great legacies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and is a springboard for future sports stars. The School Games National Finals is delivered by the Youth Sport Trust through National Lottery funding from Sport England.

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