SportsAid helps talented young athletes when it matters most - the start of their journey towards becoming the next generation of sporting heroes.

Our Story

Since 1976, SportsAid has supported tens of thousands of athletes by distributing over £50 million in awards. The charity's extensive alumni stretches across the generations with Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, Sir Mo Farah, Baroness Grey-Thompson, Dame Sarah Storey, Sir Steve Redgrave, Dame Katherine Grainger and Daley Thompson CBE all stand-out names.

Our Story


SportsAid helps young athletes to overcome the financial obstacles they face in their bid to become the next generation of Olympians, Paralympians and world champions. The cost of sport is one of their greatest challenges, and despite already representing Great Britain at competitions all over the world, most receive no funding beyond what the charity provides. 

Who We Help

Who We Work With

National Governing Bodies

SportsAid works with the National Governing Bodies of more than 60 sports to ensure the right athletes receive the right support at the right time. All beneficiaries of the charity's help are nominated based on pre-agreed criteria.

Our Patron

Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge became SportsAid's Patron in 2013. Her support is helping to shine a brighter light on the achievements and potential of the country's most talented young athletes. She has spent time with many up-and-coming sports stars at the charity's training days and workshops, as well as fundraising events. 


Our Partners

SportsAid's partners range from local businesses and charitable trusts to global brands such as the Royal Bank of Canada, CGI and ICAP. Young athletes are matched to partners when receiving their SportsAid award, with many benefitting from workshop sessions, buddy schemes and personal development opportunities.



The SportsAid team are fully committed to supporting Britain's sporting future. They want to help you find out more about getting involved, whether it be as a partner of the charity, a fundraiser or a regular giver, so that you have the chance to follow the journey of the next generation of Olympic and Paralympic athletes.