Announcing the Team East Lothian Athlete Grants Programme

Team East Lothian Athletics Club aims to encourage and support Team East Lothian athletes to achieve their potential.  The club is now able to offer financial support to help cover the costs of competition and training for Team East Lothian athletes who are achieving success at high performance levels. The club extends a huge thank you from everyone at Team East Lothian to our sponsors 4J Studios, who are enabling this programme. 

The programme is being launched with 5 levels of support, based on performance achievements. The Grants Programme Committee will consider athlete applications for the programme at regular review meetings. Grants can be used on travel costs, competition entry, equipment, shoes and kit, and other reasonable expenses, as approved by the Grants Programme Committee.

Grants will be considered for the following levels of performance;

Level 1:        Selection to represent GB at an international competition.

Level 2:        Selection to represent Scotland at an international competition,

Level 3:        Scottish National Age Group Champion, or, setting a Scottish National Age Group Record.

Level 4:        Placed in top three in National Age Group Championships in an individual event.

Level 5:        Placed in top three in East District Championships, or, if U20 or above, place in top 8 in National Age Group Championships.

Once an athlete has been accepted on the grants programme, they will be able to claim expenses against their approved annual budget, on a monthly basis, with the option to apply for drawdown of funds prior to spend, available on application.

Annual individual grant allocations will not exceed the following values for each level;

Level 1:        £1,500

Level 2:        £1,250

Level 3:        £1,000

Level 4:        £500

Level 5:        £250

The Grants Programme Committee will also meet on an annual basis, in May each year, to consider whether support for existing grant holders will continue into the next year.

If you are a Team East Lothian AC athlete and wish to be considered for the programme, please send an email to athletegrants@teameastlothian.org.uk providing details of the successes that you believe make you eligible for the programme.

The Trustees

Team East Lothian AC

May 2022