Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund

by Cumbria County Council (Active Cumbria)
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund
Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund


The Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund supports talented athletes from across the rurally isolated county of Cumbria, to help them reach their potential in their chosen sport. The fund provides grants to amateur athletes to help towards training and competition costs. Given the large distances needing to be travelled by athletes competing at regional level or above, this fund provides a essential support to ensure that Cumbria remains well represented on the national and international sporting stage

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Due to the rurally isolated nature of the county of Cumbria, and the fact that many sporting competitions for talented athletes performing at regional level or above are held outside of the county, many amateur athletes from Cumbria struggle to raise sufficient funds to train and compete, and therefore do not reach their full potential. This lack of funds can contribute to athletes dropping out of sport, thereby impacting negatively on their levels of aspirations and ambition.


By increasing financial support to more talented athletes from across the county, levels of aspiration will be increased, with more young people being provided with support to progress to regional, national and even international level training and competition. In turn, this will encourage more young people to continue to progress in their sport, and raise the profile of those achieving, to further inspire others to follow.

Long-Term Impact

The fund will help more young people to follow their dreams of becoming high level international athletes in their chosen sport. The fund seeks to support 100 athletes each year in their development, learning skills, improving technique, and increasing levels of aspiration for themselves and others. By ensuring the continued availability of the fund, athletes showing potential will be funnelled into the scheme, ensuring that financial issues do not negatively impact their development.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Cumbria Talented Athlete Fund

Organization Information

Cumbria County Council (Active Cumbria)

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria - United Kingdom
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @RJActiveCumbria
Project Leader:
Richard Johnston
Carlisle, Cumbria United Kingdom

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