Pupils Gifted in Sport Scheme
Shropshire Council supported by the Walker Trust provide funding to the Shropshire Schools' Sports and Athletics Association (SSSAA) to help assist the development of pupils gifted in sport.
Who can qualify?
- whose home address is normally in Shropshire
- who is under the age of nineteen
- who is in or continuing in full-time education in an affiliated school or college in Shropshire
can qualify for assistance if they meet the SSSAA criteria of excellence, within the following categories:
- Current International
- National Squad Members
- Regional Squad
What help is available?
Monetary grants, normally up to a maximum of £1,000 for each application, can be given to assist with any costs involved with the ongoing development of an individual pupil's gift. For example, these costs could be for the purchase of specialist equipment; specialist training, representation at national/international level, and so on.
An individual is not precluded from making more than one application per year. However, being able to receive two grants within a twelve month period is unlikely due to financial constraints. The intention is to try to assist individuals with their ongoing development as and when they need financial help.
Will everyone who applies get a grant?
No. When the funding has been spent in any financial year, no more will be available until the next financial year. In addition, in fulfilling their responsibilities to ensure the criteria are met, the SSSAA will be the final arbiter of which individuals are to benefit at any given time from the funds available.
How do I apply?
Complete the application form. Attach all supporting evidence of your achievements to date. Attach letters of support from your:
- National Coach and/or Sports Governing Body/other person representative of your sport.
- School Headteacher / College Principal or Head of PE,
and either send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or post it to
Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND.