What's the Believe Talent Fund?
The Believe Talent Fund is for athletes living in Wigan borough who require financial assistance to participate in sport.
Grants of up to £500 are available for a 12 month period for athletes who reside in the Wigan Borough.
Funding can help with travel, accommodation, competition/training fees and equipment.
Applications for emergency funding
Emergency funding (up to £200) for genuine emergencies or time-critical requests is also available.
If there is a genuine need then you are welcome to apply any time for emergency applications. Please state on the form if you are submitting an emergency application.
Am I eligible?
Funding is open to those athletes who are deemed by their sport's national governing body to be of national standard or have the potential to reach national standard within a year of applying. To be eligible you must:
- Be aged between 11 and 24 (excluding early specialisation sports, and disabled athletes who can apply irrespective of age)
- Be an athlete within a sport recognised by Sport England - see list of recognised sports (external link)
- Reside in the Wigan borough* and require financial assistance to help you achieve your full potential.
*Applications may also be considered from athletes, that meet each of the above criteria, but that reside outside of the Wigan Borough where they are deemed to make an exceptional and direct contribution to grassroots sport within the Wigan borough. These athletes must train/be affiliated to a sports club within Wigan borough.
How to apply
Due to COVID-19 the Believe Talent Fund has been suspended for applications until further notice. We will provide an update in due course.
To apply for the Believe Talent Fund you will need to:
Applications open 3 months before the upcoming deadline.
Need more information?
For further details or assistance with the application form, you can: