Applications open for Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme

By MarcRhodes on August 18th, 2015 - comments

LEAP group photos (1)Applications for the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) 2016 are now open offering financial support and mentoring for up to 35 of Lincolnshire’s top athletes.

Coordinated by Active Lincolnshire in partnership with a variety of partners including Lincolnshire County Council, District Councils and commercial organisations, LEAP supports 35 athletes each year, support includes:

  • Funding of up to £1,000
  • Mentoring
  • Support with promotion and marketing
  • Opportunities to attend training courses

The current UK sports system provides funding for top-end elite performers through Lottery funding, but the tier below has what could be best described as ‘patchwork’ support. LEAP offers a better, more consistent level of support to that level of performer in Lincolnshire and supports County, Regional, National and International sports performers.

Laura McGill, Sports Project Officer at Active Lincolnshire said: “We feel it is vital to support our local athletes and we are looking forward to welcoming 35 of Lincolnshire’s top sportsmen and women on to the LEAP programme again this year. We have supported athletes from local to international level and we are delighted to be able to play a small role in so many athletes going on to achieve their full potential.”

The deadline for applications to LEAP 2016 is Friday 31st October 2015. For more information on LEAP please contact Laura on 01522 730 325 or

To download an application form click here.