A scheme to provide grants to talented athletes in Denbighshire is being officially launched.
The grant is available for those Denbighshire residents
who have reached, or have the potential to reach the following
County Level: Athletes who attend county or local authority level
squads or attend national governing body centres of local
Regional Level: Athletes who attend or train with regional
squads run by NGB’s, or athletes who are ranked individually in their sport with
the potential to progress to the national squad.
athletes that compete at, or are invited to attend national squad training
sessions run by their NGB or Welsh Schools Association.
The level of grant
aid for individual athletes in each category in any one financial year will be
£100 for county level, £250 for regional level and £600 for the national
Councillor Huw Jones, Cabinet Lead Member with responsibility for
Leisure, said: “We are delighted to be officially launching the Talented
Athletes Scheme at a time when there is very much a focus on sports, health and
fitness in the wake of the build up to the Olympic Games.
“There are plenty
of leisure opportunities for young people in Denbighshire to learn their sport,
but these grants are available to those individuals who show the commitment and
dedication to reaching the top of their chosen sport”.
Application forms and a full copy of the guidelines can be downloaded
by phoning 01824 712700 ; by writing to Sian Bennett
Leisure Services, 46
Clwyd Street, Ruthin, Denbighshire, LL15 1HP or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org