Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme
Helping athletes achieve their dreams.
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 sports men 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
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 a 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.
To apply, simply fill in the LEAP application form (ensuring to let us know if you also require guidance and training) and email it to us.