Individuals & Talented Athletes

Boost Charitable Trust - created in 2005 to build on over-looked sporting talent, to champion the disabled and disadvantaged and to inspire them to overcome their challenges through the power of sport.

Cauldwell Children - provides sports equipment to youngsters and disabled children under the age of 19. You can only apply if your parent’s annual income is less than £45,000, and funding is offered in a limited, one-off programme. Caudwell Children sports chair funding.

Dan Maskell Tennis Trust - Grants of up to £500 are available for individuals. Individuals can receive support for a sports wheelchairs, tennis rackets, or coaching lessons with an Lawn Tennis Association accredited centre. 

Dickie Bird Foundation - a grant fund for disadvantaged children aged under 16 for essential sports equipment. Travel or coaching are not payable. Payment is for individuals therefore teams/groups should not apply.

Eden Leisure Grants Grants are available to support individuals in excellence and personal development in sports and the arts. This will usually mean participating at national level and beyond for sports related applications. Applications are considered by the Community Services Portfolio Holder. Grants will normally be paid up to 25% of the expenditure to a maximum grant award of £400. 

Gladiator Sports SponsorshipUp to £500 sponsorship for individuals and other sports professionals.

GLL Foundation - This fund is accessible for talented athletes in all areas where there are Better Leisure Centres, including Allerdale Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. As a leading Charitable Social Enterprise, GLL are delighted to make a positive impact to communities through the GLL Sport Foundation

The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund - Invites applications from young track and field athletes who are in education and may need financial help towards training or provision of equipment. Applicants must be aged between 15 and 23 years, medallists from their National Schools AA, AAA U17, & U20 or U23 Championships or in the top six of the appropriate UK ranking lists.

SportsAid  - SportsAid helps young British sports people achieve their ambitions by supporting them during the defining early years of their careers.

Talented Athletes Scholarship Scheme - Support for young people (both able-bodied and disabled) in England who want to continue with a formal education but also want to realise their potential as an athlete and maintain an involvement in performance sport.

The Queens Club Foundation - The club supports lawn tennis, rackets, real tennis, and Squash. It can provides individuals with grants of £250 - £1,000 (under 16); £250 - £1,500 (over 16)