THE NEXT generation of Stafford and Stone’s sporting stars are being urged to apply for a grant which could fund their training, equipment and competition participation.
The scheme, supported by Sport Across Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent, provides funding for anyone born between September 1 1991 and August 31 2002, living or going to school in the county and a member of their National Governing Body’s Development or Performance squad, to be used toward training, competition expenses, travel, accommodation and the purchase of equipment.
Disabled athletes born between September 1 1981 and August 31 2002 are also invited to apply with priority given to those not yet eligible for other funding schemes.
A county council spokesman said the scheme, which was developed with a view to supporting athletes aiming to compete at London 2012, could now help young people in the future to aim for the Olympics, the Paralympics or other major international competitions.
For further information about the grant or to download an application visitwww.staffordshire.gov.uk/leisure/2012/sportsgrant/Young-peoples-Sports-Grant.aspx call 01785 619349 or email:YPSG@staffordbc.gov.uk.