Young athletes can apply now for Council funding


A talented diver, Noah Williams, who was a awarded funding by Hackney Council to help him achieve his sporting dreams, won Silver at the Commonwealth Games this year.

He is one of 425 young people who have been supported by the Hackney Youth Sports Fund since 2007.

The fund is awarded to young people to support their progression in their chosen sport. Funding can be requested for equipment, travel, accommodation, competition fees or specialist coaching.

The fund is open to young people aged 9-23 years with sporting potential, who live or go to school in the borough. Funding is also available to community clubs that wish to provide provision and opportunity in sport for young people.

Mossbourne Victoria Park Academy student Nicole Caicado, 13, received funding for the first time this year and has already been scouted for her skills on the pitch by the Millwall Community Trust to represent Millwall Lionesses at under 14s.

Nicole said: “I was pleased to win a sports funding award because I felt I was recognised for my abilities and my strong passion for football at my young age. I really enjoy playing football and being around good positive people, this helps me with my confidence as an individual on and off the pitch.”



Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services
Congratulations to Noah and Nicole for achieving their sporting successes against tough competition, and for their dedication towards their chosen sports. They are ambassadors for Hackney, and we are incredibly proud of their achievements. I would urge anyone who wishes to follow in their footsteps and who thinks they’re eligible for funding to apply now.
Cllr Jon Burke, Cabinet Member for Energy, Sustainability and Community Services

The 2018/19 application closing dates are at 12 noon on:

· Round 1: Friday 28 September 2018

· Round 2: Monday 28 January 2019

Guidance and application forms can be downloaded from www.hackney.gov.uk/sports-grants-employment-training. Alternatively copies can be sent on request by contacting the Council's Leisure & Physical Activity Team at leisuresports@hackney.gov.uk or 020 8356 4897.