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Apply for the Believe Talent Fund

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You will need to complete the form below to apply for the Believe Talent Fund.

Before you apply please ensure you have:

  • Read the application guidance notes
  • Supporting documents including National Governing Body (NGB) and/or club endorsement of standard - this must be emailed to
  • A URL that links to ranking/national standard
  • Quotes for the items you outline in the budget (if single item more than £200).

When you have submitted your application, you must email all relevant documentation to

What happens next?

If you are successful, we expect athletes to promote the fact you have been supported by the fund which includes attending promotional photos and events. Athletes are also required to give back up to 6 hours volunteering in the Wigan Borough in return for investment.

You cannot apply for funding for events/activities that have already taken place or for items that have already been paid for. Receipts will be required at the end of the grant. Please be aware funding may not be granted for up to 6 weeks, so please plan this in your funding request.

Athletes who have TASS (Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme), Sports Aid or Backing the Best funding are ineligible for this fund.

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