National Governing Body (NGB)
SportsAid supports cyclists who compete in track, road, cycle-cross, mountain-biking and BMX disciplines. British Cycling prioritises Great Britain Cycling Team Olympic Development Apprentices plus select, high-performing youth and junior riders from non-Olympic disciplines. British Cycling is responsible for nominating these cyclists to SportsAid in all disciplines, with priority given to Talent Team riders in Olympic disciplines. Discretion will apply for riders on the fringe of British Cycling's Talent, Olympic Development and Academy programmes, as well as to riders with a strong performance focus on 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.