National governing body (NGB): British Canoeing

NGB contact: Daniel Thompson

SportsAid supports both flatwater and slalom canoeists. British Canoeing nominates athletes on the fringe of, or having already made, the GB Team for the European or world championships at the age-group level. Priority is given to junior canoeists aged between 16 and 18 who are competing in Olympic disciplines, as well as to world or European medallists in non-Olympic disciplines.

The nomination process

SportsAid only supports unfunded athletes who are nominated by their sport's national governing body. This ensures the right athletes get the right help at the right time - enhancing the sports' talent development programmes rather than duplicating them. Nominations take place every autumn. You should contact your sport about whether you meet the criteria for the next round of SportsAid awards. Meeting the nomination criteria does not necessarily guarantee a SportsAid award because the charity can only distribute what it has fundraised.

More information

Contact Daniel Thompson at British Canoeing.