In 2014 the Swindon Sport Forum made a decision not to use its grant monies to support individuals but rather to work in partnership with GLL, as the new Leisure Provider in Swindon to promote the GLL Sports Foundation grants. As a result collectively we were able to support more talented individuals.
The Swindon sport Forum steering group now help promote the GLL Sport Foundation grants on an annual basis.
Below are a list of the individual athletes who have received funding through this source since 2014
2016: 51 awards given out totalling £25,800 (£6800 cash and £19000 in support)
2015: 22 awards given out totalling £10650 (£2900 cash and £ 7750 support)
2014: 9 awards given out totalling £6700 (£2450 cash and £4250 support)
- 13 more athlete awards provided to athletes compared with 2014 = 59% growth
- £450 more cash provided to athletes compared with 2014 = 16% growth
- £3,500 more support provided to athletes compared with 2014 = 45% growth
- £3,950 more total support value provided to athletes compared with 2014 = 37% growth