National governing body (NGB)
British Judo nominate 32 of their very best non-TASS funded players on its England Talent Development programme. Age groups include cadets (15-years-old to 16-years-old) and juniors (17-years-old to 19-years-old). These athletes are regarded as having the potential to make it on to the World Class programme within 12 to 24 months.
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.