We understand that when people experience financial hardship or crisis that all too often it can result in them missing out on important opportunities which can transform their lives. Here at the British Gymnastics Foundation, we are committed to opening doors for people who are experiencing exceptionally difficult times. Our work in the area of hardship has two strands:
Our Hardship Grants Programme provides financial assistance to British Gymnastics members to help them continue participating in gymnastics.
Life changing gymnastics projects for people who are most in need such as leadership programmes helping people on the road to a career in sport
So whether you are a member of British Gymnastics and are struggling to continue with your passion for gymnastics, or you are in real need of a life-changing kick-start and think that gymnastics might be the answer the British Gymnastics Foundation can help.
Our brand new Hardship Grants initiative provides financial support to enable British Gymnastics members to continue to be involved in gymnastics through exceptionally difficult times. All current individual members can apply for hardship funding including gymnasts, coaches and volunteers.
We have four rounds for grant applications each year. The closing dates for applications in each year are 20th February, 20th May, 20th August and 20th November. Funding is limited to £5,000 in total for each funding round and requests can be for as little as £20, but grants awarded will not usually exceed £500.
The Hardship Grant application & endorsement form, which includes the criteria for Hardship Grants, is available to download now.
If you're not a member of British Gymnastics, but are an individual or perhaps a community group that is experiencing exceptionally difficult times there may be a way that you or your community can benefit from our support whether it is through gymnastics leadership courses, gymnastics classes or even inspirational gymnastics experiences.
Please fill in the form below to tell us about your situation and how you think that gymnastics could transform your life or the community you live in: