NEW TRAFFORD FUNDING
The organizers of the ASICS Greater Manchester Marathon, which will celebrate its 40th edition on 10th April 2016, have announced a new initiative funded from the success of the 2015 race. They have teamed up with Trafford Council to launch a new initiative to identify, develop and support the sporting careers of the Borough’s most promising young athletes.
The Xtra Mile Events-Trafford Athlete Fund was recently announced and its hoped recipients of funding and grants are available at Gold (up to £1,000), Silver (up to £500) and Bronze (up to £250) levels to help promising and talented competitors (aged 18 and under), who live within the Trafford boundary to realize their potential and progress in their chosen sport. This can be achieved by supporting additional coaching, providing better quality equipment or helping towards travel costs. The fund is designed to meet the needs of the athlete as opposed to enforcing rigid criteria on the actual returns.
The first deadline for the first batch of grant applications is January 18, 2016 but there will be other chances to apply moving forward. Fund hopefuls can obtain more information by contacting XtraMileFund@trafford.gov.uk while an application form plus other details of the scheme are available at www.traffordpartnership.org/sport
Posted 07/12/2015 16:12