Official Funding Partner

UK Sport is the principal funding partner of the UK Athletics World Class Performance Programme. The primary UK Sport goal is to support and deliver UK success at the Olympics and Paralympics, through investing in the National Governing Bodies of Sport to support athletes capable of delivering medal-winning performances.

They supplement this direct investment in athletes and sports by providing professional development programmes for all key support service providers (coaches, scientists and medics) and investing in cutting-edge technological developments, capable of producing the fractional improvements in performance required to succeed in World class competition.

UK Sport has been investing in high performance athletes through the World Class Performance Programme since 1997. Over this time, Great Britain has risen from a nation with an inconsistent record at the Olympic and Paralympic Games to a World leader in Olympic and Paralympic sport, resulting in the incredible medal hauls at London 2012, Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 and the ensuing sense of national pride. Up to £345M of National Lottery and Government investment has been committed to at least 32 sports to build on this success at the Tokyo 2021 Olympic and Paralympic Games.