NWL Local sports Alliance and District Council want to be there to support our workforce and athletes. We understand that upskilling and pursing a sporting career take great commitment and dedication, so let us see if we can help. We have two grant schemes that might just be able to help you take that next step.

*Please note these grant schemes are now open once again. See below for more information. 

Coaching and Leadership Education Grant Scheme

Sports Coach

Our sports clubs would not function without the expert coaches, leaders and volunteers that are at their hearts. But there are always ways to develop yourself and your career further, however we know coaching qualifications and courses can be expensive. That is why we have our North West Leicestershire Local Sports Alliance, Coaching and Leadership Education Grant Scheme. So that we can support the workforce of NWL to continue to learn and develop, helping to inspire our communities to live healthy, active lifestyles.  

This scheme supports coaches, volunteers and leaders to gain coaching, leadership and officiating qualifications. For more information and to apply simply download the leaflet below. *Please send any applications to Georgia James -

Coach Education and Leadership Grant online form 2021 (PDF Document, 2 Mb)

Talented Athlete Grant Scheme Athlete image

Using our performance Level Tier 4 Grants, we want to support the young sporting talent of NWL to flourish and thrive in the world of sport. Training costs, travel, equipment and competition fees all quickly mount up and we don't want these to stop our athletes from achieving their potential. Our Talented Athlete Grant Scheme is there to help so that our sports stars can follow their dreams.  

This scheme supports young talented athletes to keep pursing their sporting careers by providing finance to help with the associated costs. For more information and to apply simply download the leaflet below. *Please send any applications to Georgia James

Talented Athlete Grant Scheme online form 2021 (PDF Document, 2.01 Mb)

If you would like any more information on our grants, contact our sports development team: Georgia James georgia.james@nwleicestershire.gov.uk  or 01530 454735

More for Talented Athletes

Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport (LRS) - GO GOLD Funding Programme

Our partners provide further support, in three tiers, through their GO GOLD funding programme for talented athletes (aged 12*-23 years) meeting their eligibility criteria. 

LRS's Podium level grants support athletes competing at Regional, National or International Level in an Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth discipline.

For more information visit the link above and contact LRS with any further enquiries.  

Our current GO GOLD athletes

NWL is very proud of our 2019/20 GO GOLD funded athletes - take a look at how our athletes are doing here

NWL GO GOLD Podium Level Athletes

Last updated: Mon 21 March, 2022 @ 16:04