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About us

Active Lincolnshire is committed to providing opportunities for everyone in Lincolnshire to be active every day. We work with partners to address inequalities and inactivity, responding to the needs of people and places.

What we do

As advocates for the positive power that physical activity has on everyone’s lives, we work in partnership to improve understanding, influence change, and tackle the challenge of inactivity.

Knowledge Hub

Our Knowledge Hub is the core of our website. Here you’ll find our guidance, advice, insight and support in all areas of physical activity and sport.

Get involved

Want to get involved with us? We depend on your collaboration to create and influence meaningful change. Find out how you can help Lincolnshire move more.

Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme

Discover more about how to get involved and access LEAP funding, helping Lincolnshire athletes achieve their dreams and sporting ambitions.

Active Lincolnshire coordinates the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP), providing established and emerging athletes with advice, guidance and training opportunities specific to their individual needs. Over the years, LEAP has supported a wide range of local athletes, with some going on to achieve national and international success. Through our partnership with the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation (AGSF), we also help athletes secure financial donations to cover the costs of training, equipment and travel.

Becoming a professional athlete is never an overnight achievement – it takes years of training and commitment. That’s why our Elite Athlete Programme offers ongoing guidance and funding, as well as connecting athletes with additional financial and training opportunities from our wide range of local partners.


If you’re competing at a regional, national or international level and need funding to help with travel, accommodation, training, competition or coaching costs, then you may be eligible for funding. In exceptional circumstances, we may provide assistance to those who need support with rehabilitation. We will also consider applications from sports teams and organisations that are looking to progress as a group, compete at a high level, or help get young people involved in sporting activity. . The Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation mainly make donations to sportsmen and women under the age of 25 that are competing at a high level in sport, however, all applications will be considered and applications for guidance and training is open to all ages.

Please note, athletes must be aged 11 or over to apply.

How to apply for funding

LEAP applications are now only accepted twice a year* from:

1st July – 1st September for end of September Panel with notification to applicants mid-October

1st January – 1st March for end of March Panel notification to applicants mid-April

*All applications outside of these dates will not be accepted, this is to ensure we have the most up to date information

The foundation receives dozens of applications for financial funding every year, so please provide us with as much information as possible to support your application. Trustees may have limited knowledge of your sport, so please take this into account when completing the application. Remember – this is an opportunity to sell yourself!

All funding applications are managed by the Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme.

Apply for LEAP Funding

Applications are now open for Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme Funding.

Find out more about the Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation

A charity set up in remembrance of a special young man who loved to be active.

About Adam Gibbons Sports Foundation