Grant Aid

Nominations are now closed.

Grant aid and scholarships

Grant aid runner

This year the borough is celebrating the 31st anniversary of its Sports Grant Aid Scheme. The council has invested in excess of £195,000 into the scheme over the years to assist sports men and women in their efforts to achieve full national, international and Olympic honours. The council, in partnership with Basingstoke Sports Council who administer the scheme, is particularly proud to be able to assist local athletes in this special way.

Applicants must be between the ages of 10-24 years old, live in the borough and be at least county representative standard or equivalent within their sport. Grants are available to provide assistance with travelling and coaching expenses, qualifications, plus equipment and clothing requirements.

All grant aid and sportsperson of the year applicants are also considered for the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards and for scholarships or support from local facilities including the Sports Centre, Aquadrome, Tadley Pool and the Golf Centre.

Applications should be fully supported by the coach, club, National Governing Body or teacher of the applicant and also include any other additional information that would support the grant application, for example press releases.

Applications for this scheme are now closed and will not re-open until September 2020. An application form will be available at the foot of this page during the application period.

For detailed criteria and more information, please contact Amy Sambell at Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council by email or phoning 01256 845752.

For more information on the Basingstoke and Deane Sports Awards and how to nominate, please visit

Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme

There is also a county grant scheme for talented athletes which is run by Energise Me. The scheme can include funding, access to leisure facilities, medical support and sports education seminars.

Applications for this scheme are now closed and are due to reopen in September 2020. For details of the scheme, please visit the Hampshire Talented Athletes webpage.

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