Successful Applications

Grants awarded in 2020

Despite everything, we were able to award grants to the following atheletes:


Finnian Hutchinson, Yorkshire Triathlon Academy

Struan Bennet

Track and Field

Tom Rutter, Hertford and Ware Combines

Charley O’Neill

Fell running

Bethany Millar

Grants awarded in 2019

We happily awarded grants to the following athletes:


Finnian Hutchinson, Yorkshire Triathlon Academy


Peter Molloy, FVO

Track and Field

Henry Carter, Spenborough AC

Deshawn Lascelles, Cambridge and Coleridge

Aran Thomas, Wakefield and District Harriers

Wheechair Racing

Lizzie Williams, Velocity Wheelchair Racing Club

Grants Awarded in 2018

These are the athletes that received grants in 2018:

Track and Field

Amber Anning, Brighton and Hove AC

Francesca Sene, Basingstoke and Mid Hants AC

Elliot Moran, Exeter Harriers

Skye Wicks, HAWCS

Emily Tyrrell, Exeter Harriers

Leanza Dwaah, Enfield and Haringey AC

Lilli Carr, Keighley and Craven


Martha Calton-Seal, Yorkshire Triathlon Academy

Lavinia Gavaghan, Wakefield Junior Triathlon Club


Grace Molloy, FVO

Lucy Haines, Airienteers

Matthew Fellbaum, EUOC

Grants awarded in 2017

We were very pleased to award grants to the following athletes:

Track and Field

Emma Rae, Pitraevie

Emma Beckwith, Leeds Cross Country Club

Mya Taylor, Rotherham Harriers

Daisy Barnes, Notts AC


Alice Rigby, CLOK and ShUOC

Grace Molloy, FVO

Chloe Potter, BOK

Lucy Haines, AIRE

Matthew Fellbaum, MDOC and EUOC


Harry O’Donoghue, Triathlon England SE Talent Squad

Nathan Smith, Yorkshire Triathlon Academy

Grants awarded in 2016

We were very pleased to be able to award grants to the following athletes in 2016:

Fell Running

Tom Saville, Dark Peak

Chris Richards, Helm Hill

Track and Field

Jessica Hudson, Wells City Harriers

Amber Anning, Brighton and Hove AC

Nathan Smith, City of York


Pippa Dakin, SYO

Jake Chapman, MAROC

Fiona Bunn, TVOC

Alice Rigby, CLOK and ShUOC

Charlotte Ward, HALO

Julie Emmeron, OD

Joe Woodley, ShUOC

Laura King, Airienteers


Lewis Byram, Holmfirth Harriers

Tyler Hutchinson, Yorkshire Triathlon

Aidan Smith – orienteer

A grant was awarded to Aidan Smith to help with the costs involved in competing at the Junior World Orienteering Championships.

As my final international as a junior this will be the last time I have the opportunity to race with the pressure of a top result on me for some time, as it will take years to reach the top of the senior age group, so I expect the benefits I can gain, both in terms of motivating results, and experience of high pressure competition, will be hard to replicate elsewhere as I move up next year into senior competition.


Track and Field grants

Grants have been made to the following track and field athletes:

William Fuller – Blackheath and Bromley

Running is a big part in my life which I been doing for nearly seven years now. I thoroughly enjoy it and I am passionate about the sport. Following the guidance of my coaches I have always planned my training. I have been taught to gradually increase my mileage in order to reduce chance of injury and keep on improving. This I have done and hope to be able to continue by sticking to this principle.
My ambitions for the future are to place highly in the European cross country trials in Liverpool and qualify for the Home Countries International. As well as place highly in Nationals, and UK Inter counties. Providing the winter goes well my aim for 2016 track season would be to complete in the Loughborough International and place highly at world junior trials over 1500m or 5000m. My ambition is to run for Great Britain or England as a junior and progress and improve my way up into the senior age group.

Jennifer Willison – Derby Athletics

A contribution towards travel and accommodation costs would enable me to participate fully in the FRA U20 Championships. This series consists of 7 races held around Yorkshire, Lancashire and the Lake District. I also take part in the National trial races for England and Great Britain.  Travelling from Derby to each race is on average a 200 mile car journey (there and back). I compete mainly in fell running; over each year the miles accumulate to a considerable amount (4,000 miles plus).

Laurie Dawkins – Taunton AC

My ultimate aim is to follow in the footsteps of great women british athletes like Jess Ennis – Hill who I have been lucky enough to train with; that experience was a massive inspiration to me, and that season I won my first Gold at English schools.

Beth Lloyd – Birchfield Harriers

The grant will let me buy the equipment I need, along with correct kit, all of this will help ensure I stay injury free and it allows me to pursue my goals for next year and my dream for the future. It would help me so much. I have increased my training to hope to become a top class athlete. My mom does everything she can to help and gives up everything for me.  All of her money is spent on my competitions, hotels, travelling from Redditch to Birmingham 5 days a week, strength and condition courses, Membership fees etc.

Laura King – Orienteering

Laura King has been awarded a grant towards her contribution towards membership of the British Orienteering Talent Squad.

I would like to thank you for my grant which I shall use to assist me in funding my British Orienteering Talent Squad membership. So far this year I have been on two extremely useful training and coaching weekends in Lincoln and in Dorking, each with a different focus. The first focus being planning for the season ahead and also the provision of sport science support for orienteering. This involved various strength and conditioning sessions including an introduction to Plyometrics and various talks about dealing with injuries and the psychological side of competing. The second was on analysis of the fundamentals skills and working on their development. Despite being recently injured I have managed to apply what I have learnt to my training over winter and am now beginning to build it up before the competition season. I am about to go on my third BOF talent camp this weekend at near Blencathra where I hope to further improve my technical skills so I am well prepared for the season to come.

Orienteers awarded grants towards JWOC and EYOC

The following orienteers have been awarded grants towards their athlete contributions for the Junior World Orienteering Championships (JWOC) and the European Youth Orienteering Championships (EYOC). We wish them all the best of luck in their preparations and competitions.


Helen Ockenden
Hannah Cox
Fiona Bunn

I have just received your letter in the post and would like to say a massive thank you to everyone at the Foundation for the generous grant! It will help a lot to contribute towards the Junior World Orienteering Championships in July, and I can now focus on my final preparations without financial worries etc! I will of course produce a report about my experience at the competition for you, and I really can’t wait for it!
I have just returned from a training camp at the weekend and am now in my final phase of training.
Thank you so so much,

Dane Blomquist
Julie Emmerson
Chris Galloway
Will Rigg

Thank you so much for your financial support for my forthcoming trip to compete in the Junior World Champs in Rauland, Norway. Without your help it would have been impossible to get there and to take part in the prior Training camp in the North Lakes this week. I really have appreciated everyone’s contribution in helping me reach my target. I have now 5 more weeks left to prepare for the Junior World Championships. On Saturday I will fly out to Norway to participate in training camp in Scandinavia, where I will compete in a middle distance race in Halden followed by 5 days in Rauland accustoming myself with the Junior World Champs terrain. From here we will travel to Finland to take part in Jukola where I will run for Edinburgh University in Orienteerings biggest relay. Following this I will spend a few days training with my Swedish club in Stockholm before coming back to the Lakes to begin my final preparations at home.

Megan Carter-Davies
Matt Elkington


Pippa Dakin
Harrison McCartney

Robbie Shaw – Track and Field

Robbie has been awarded a grant in the form of a voucher towards kit.

I am writing to inform you why i think i should be eligible for funding,my chosen sport is athletics and my specific event is shot putt I’m 17 years old and new to the sport, I’ve only been doing the sport for around 7-8 months and I am more than happy with what I have achieved.having only done the sport a month or so I went into a county competition where I threw the furthest to win the competition. From then it really went up hill,Geoff Capes got in touch with me and asked me too come along to training, I did he liked what he saw and he was willing to coach me,from then I haven’t looked back, I went from throwing 13m with the 5kg implement when I started with Geoff, to throwing over 17m in training and in warm ups for competitions in the space of 3 months. I medaled at every major championship I went into (English schools, Nationals, UK School games) and this was still my first athletics season ever.