Funding to Support Disadvantaged People in Running and Athletics Across Scotland

Registered charities and constituted organisations can apply for funding to deliver projects and activities supporting people in running and athletics who are disadvantaged or in need.

Athletics Trust Scotland is offering grants of between £250 and £1,000 for constituted charities and organisations in Scotland working to support people in sports who are in need for reasons of age, ill health, disability, financial hardship, or other disadvantages.

Through the Transforming Lives Fund, organisations can deliver projects that support underrepresented groups in athletics and running to allow them to increase participation and improve health and well-being in communities, with priority given to projects that:

  • Support to the lower SIMD areas (1, 2, and 3).
  • Will directly expand the running network in targeted areas in Scotland.
  • Are specifically targeting underrepresented people in their community.
  • Provide increased opportunity for disadvantaged people in Scotland to change their lives through running and athletics.

Eligible costs include hardship funding, purchasing athletics equipment, start-up kits, and coaching fees.

The deadline for applications is 11 September 2023.

(This report was the subject of a GRANTfinder Newsflash.)