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Grants available for local sports stars

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There is £2,000 in grants being made available for the talented sportspeople in Littlehampton, courtesy of the Town Council. In collaboration with Littlehampton Sports Forum the Town Council has a commitment to give financial support to local talented sportspeople to help them excel and achieve sporting excellence.

The Financial Awards for Sporting Excellence are open to Littlehampton residents who require additional financial support towards training, competition fees, transport, accommodation and equipment. Aimed at those already playing at county level, the fund enables such individuals to develop their potential and to progress further in their chosen sport. There are no age restrictions and awards of up to £1,000 will be available to each recipient, but applications should be made for as little as needed to allow more people to benefit.

Cllr Billy Blanchard-Cooper, Chair of the Sports Forum said: “Although many sporting seasons have been interrupted this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we still wanted to give sportspeople this opportunity to help them progress in their chosen sports in the future. These grants give our incredible local talent a chance to do this and achieve greatness whilst representing Littlehampton”.

Applications can be made online from 1 July. Closing date for applications is Monday 31st August 2020.