Mary Peters Trust
The Mary Peters Trust is a charitable trust which has been set up to provide financial support to talented individuals who demonstrate potential to compete with credit at an International level or with distinction in British and Irish Championships.
Funding is available to anyone over the age of 12, with no upper age limit and can be used to help cover out-of-pocket expenses associated with your sport.
DSNI’s allocated closing dates are usually in May and November of each year, with applicants being permitted to submit one application per year.
To find out if you are eligible for Mary Peters Trust funding please download the Criteria for the Award document by clicking here.
To learn more about the Mary Peters Trust visit www.usrt.org
Sport Northern Ireland’s Athlete Support Programme
Sport Northern Ireland’s Athlete Support Programme is an investment programme that provides financial support for identified talented sports people to develop to their full potential. The investment will cover costs in relation to an athletes or teams training programme as they prepare for major competition.
Individuals are not normally eligible to apply directly to the Athlete Support Programme but should submit through the relevant Sport NI recognised Governing Body of sport. Athletes with a disability are encouraged to apply through their mainstream Governing Body, however where this isn’t possible DSNI can submit an application on behalf of the athlete.
To find out if you meet the eligibility criteria and full details of the funding available please download a copy of the Sport NI Athlete Support Programme Guidance Notes by clicking here.
Before an application can be made minimum performance sports standards must be set by the relevant Governing Body and approved by Sport NI. To find out if your sport has agreed standards contact Disability Sports NI or your Governing Body directly.
Disability Sports NI currently supports athletes in the sports listed below. Details of the minimum performance standards for these sports can be viewed by clicking the attached link:
As well as meeting the relevant minimum performance sports standards athletes must also demonstrate potential to progress in their chosen sport. It should also be noted that meeting the relevant sport performance standards does not guarantee an investment by Sport NI.
Funding for the athlete support programme runs from January – December with only one closing date per year, usually in October.
To view a list of 2010 funded athletes click here.
Further information on the Athlete Support Programme can be found on the Sport NI website www.sportni.net