National governing body (NGB)

British Gymnastics

NGB contact: Rachel Bayley

British Gymnastics nominates its top age-group gymnasts to SportsAid who compete in Olympic disciplines. Gymnasts cannot be in receipt of direct Lottery funding. In addition to this allocation, British Gymnastics will have a very limited number of nominations at their disposal to target key gymnasts of a relevant British standard competing in non-Olympic disciplines as discretionary nominations. In all cases nominations will be in agreement with SportsAid.

  • Olympic disciplines: Priority is given to the non-UK Sport funded, top junior and 2016 gymnasts aged between 11 and 15.
  • Non-Olympic disciplines: SportsAid is the only outside source of funding for these disciplines and therefore the gymnasts nominated generally compete at the very top of the Talent Pathway at the senior level.

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 Rachel Bayley at British Gymnastics.