How to apply

Supported athletes must comply with one of the following:

  1. live within an area where GLL or partners manage sport and leisure venues
  2. be educated within an area where GLL or partners manage sport and leisure venues
  3. be affiliated to a sports club that has a training base at a GLL or partner managed sport and leisure venue
  4. use a GLL stand alone centre/’BETTER Gym’ as your strength and conditioning venue

*Areas we provide athlete support –  Link


  • Awards are provided annually – online application period runs from 20th December to the 20th February, then athletes are provided with awards that run for a year from 30th April of the award year
  • Athletes need to reapply annually for on-going support
  • Individuals can only receive one GLL Sport Foundation award per annum
  • All the questions on the form will need to be completed for your application to be considered. Inaccurate applications will not be accepted.
  • When supplying results, please use results from your previous season g. if your season ends before December use results from then, if season ends after December  use results from the previous year
  • On submission of application the applicant will view the  confirmation screen, please screenshot this page for proof if required as no further email confirmation will be sent


  • All awards are aligned to the Awards Criteria. It will act as guidance to the GLL Sport Foundation Board to determine allocation of awards within          categories.  Priority is given to Olympic and Paralympic sports, however applications will be considered from other sports recognised by Sport England, Sport Wales and Sport Northern Ireland that have performance pathways
  • Where there are oversubscribed applications, priority for financial awards will be given to athletes who live in the relevant area
  • Applicants will be notified in April (of the award year) the outcome of their application; awards will be distributed to athletes thereafter
  • An athlete is only eligible to receive a training award if they live in a GLL area and would use a GLL venue or ‘BETTER Gym’
  • Athlete’s who’s only link is to a ‘BETTER Gym’ are eligible for a maximum award of a training membership