Sports grants, award schemes and funding

GLL Sport Foundation support for athletes in Hammersmith & Fulham

The GLL Sport Foundation is an athlete focused support programme providing athletes across the UK with tangible support to aid their sports performance, support includes training membership access to over three hundred venues across the UK, access to physio and injury rehab support and financial awards up to the value of £1,250.

Applications for athletes open in December and close the following February.

Find out how to apply for athlete support from the GLL Sport Foundation.

The foundation is directly aligned to national governing body of sport talent pathways, and with National partnerships with SportsAid and the Mary Peters Trust it ensures that the right awards are provided to the right athletes at the right time.

These partnerships ensure that the foundation can make most impact to athletes that are transitioning from national to international level.

The Linford Christie Young Athlete Grant for talented athletes in sport

We recognise that there are young athletes in the borough who have attained or hope to attain, high standards of excellence in sport. The Linford Christie Young Athlete Grant is a scheme of financial help for these athletes. We welcome applications for small pieces of equipment, contributions towards coaching, competition, travel and training expenses.

Who can apply?

Young people between 10 and 23 years who have demonstrated a high level, or having potential of reaching a high level of attainment in their field.  Applicants must have been resident in Hammersmith & Fulham for a minimum of one year at the time of applying for the grant.

Applications involving Team Sports are more complicated: If you wish to submit an application for a young person involved in a team sport e.g. football, rugby, basketball; it is important to be able to identify the individual’s specific level of ability compared to their peers and not just listing the success of the team. This might be done by having been selected for trials, academies or receiving individual recognition.

How much money will be available?

The normal, maximum individual grant is £350. At all levels a reference from a coach, national governing body or club representative is essential. References from teachers or others, unable to confirm sporting ability will not be accepted. References from relatives or friends are also not accepted.

Categories for guidance: 

Up to £150 : Where a young person is at the early stage of their development and promising in terms of commitment and skill. Beginning to have good success at competition with their coach and others seeing greater potential.   

£150 - £250 : Where evidence is provided of excellent ability and an outstanding commitment to training. Should be attaining good performances at county and regional events. 

£250 - £350 : For those competing at National or International level. Training with NGB performance squads. (Grants of up to £500 can be awarded to those representing the country in elite events).


If we give you a grant, you have to tell us how you have used it and feed back on how it has helped you.

How to apply and timetable

To apply fill in the accompanying form and return it to: 
The Linford Christie Young Athlete Grant 
LBHF Sports Development 
First Floor Annex 
37 Pembroke Road
London W8 6PW

LCT Application Form

LCT Funding Criteria

LCT Reference Form

Applications will be processed within eight weeks of their receipt if references are received quickly.

How to keep track of your application 

Contact the Sports Development team on 020 8753 3838 or email