ABOUT

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

WHO WE HELP

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

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 Patron

MEET THE TEAM

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. Get in touch with us today to find out more!

MEET THE TEAM

GOVERNANCE

SportsAid's charity number is 1111612 (full name: Sports Aid Trust). The registered office is 21 Bloomsbury Street, London, WC1B 3HF. SportsAid's Board of Trustees is led by Mike Westcott. The charity also has a number of sub-committees and advisory groups.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

SportsAid is committed to supporting the development of the country's most talented young athletes in an open, inclusive environment, ensuring equality of opportunity through its programmes of help and recognition. Through its people and the resources and expertise at its disposal, SportsAid will work to encourage, enable and empower the young people it helps.

EQUALITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

TALENTED ATHLETE SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) is a Sport England funded partnership managed and overseen by SportsAid. TASS helps athletes in education - aged 16-plus - to get the very best from their sporting and academic careers without having to choose between the two. TASS supports more than 600 athletes across 32 sports backed by Sport England. 

TASS

BACKING THE BEST

The Backing The Best programme, managed and overseen by SportsAid, aims to support athletes who would face difficulties progressing through their sport’s talent development system without critical financial help. Backed by £5.5 million of National Lottery funding over a four-year period, the programme presents annual awards of up to £5,000 per athlete.

BACKING THE BEST