8 November 2013
SportsAid is the charity for sports people, raising funds from institutional and commercial sectors, to help the next generation of young British sportsmen and women to succeed. Over the last four decades SportsAid has distributed more than £50 million across all sports.
The SportsAid nomination process is an online “by nomination only” system. Athletes will be nominated by British Athletics and invited to submit an online application form via an email. However, due to the unpredictability of email addresses, British Athletics accepts no responsibility for those who do not receive an invitation - the onus remains with the athlete to request a nomination/invitation if they believe they meet the criteria and have not been contacted by 9 November 2013. Please note that nomination is the first stage of the process and is in no way a guarantee of an award.
By 9 November 2013 - Invitations to apply will be sent via email to nominated athletes.
By 20 November 2013 - Athletes who believe they meet the criteria but who have not received an invitation should contact Mary Edwards via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
2pm on 1 December 2013– Deadline for all athletes to finalise and submit their online application.
There is no exception to this deadline or nomination process.
Who is eligible?
Wind assisted performances shall not be accepted and hand timed performances in 100m, 200m, 400m 100m/110m hurdles, 400m hurdles shall not be accepted.
Performance and Progression Criteria
Performance level and ranking will be key criteria in deciding nominations and in prioritising the nominees. Consistency, development and performances especially at the major age group championships may be taken into consideration, as may performances and progression in previous years.
Prioritising of grants
ONLY those athletes who meet the criteria should apply via this process. Podium, Podium Potential and Futures funded athletes will be published on the British Athletics website in early November therefore you will be able to ascertain if you qualify for a SportAid nomination.
Additionally ‘extra’ awards may be made available later in the year and SportsAid will contact athletes directly should ‘extra’ opportunities arrive after this first wave of nominations.
NB: Information above is relevant for athletes from throughout the UK but athletes from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland should additionally contact their Home Country Athletics Associations (Welsh Athletics, Scottish Athletics, and Athletics Northern Ireland details below) for more information and especially if they do not fit the criteria above, for possible Home Country nomination:
Wales: SportsAid Cymru/Wales
Linda Chamberlain-Jones - email@example.com
Scotland: Scottish Sports Aid
Duncan Hamilton – firstname.lastname@example.org
Northern Ireland: Mary Peters Trust (MPT) Awards.
email@example.com 028 9038 3830
All queries should be directed by email to Mary Edwards at British Athletics firstname.lastname@example.org