Awards can vary in value from £250 - £1000 depending on partners. The aim, although not guaranteed is for athletes to receive £1000. This aim has resulted in a reduction of available nominations across all sports but allows for a more targeted approach and provides more substantial support to be given to athletes who are successful in receiving an award.
Number Of Awards
The number of awards varies year on year so availability of places is limited and the level of interest is extremely high.
Snowsport England has to make nominations to Sports Aid in November each year. Due to the number of athletes, Snowsport England has formed a Funding Group to determine which athletes will be put forward for a Sports Aid Award. Details of this process will be announced shortly.
SPORT ENGLAND TASS
Sport England TASS is a Government funded programme that represents a unique partnership between talented young student-athletes, National Governing Bodies of Sport (NGB’s) and the Higher (University) and Further (College/School) Education sectors.
TASS aims to provide the opportunity for young athletes to balance academic life with training and competition as a talented athlete without having to make the hard decision between the two.
TASS Awards are limited and athletes need to meet the following criteria:
Full Time Education at any of the TASS Accredited Centres at this link https://www.tass.gov.uk/pages/sport-england-tass-accredited-centres-tacs.html
Be selected to any of the Snowsport England or British Ski and Snowboard Squads
Not in receipt of any other funding (Sports Aid, UK Sport).
TASS is a fantastic scheme but it may not be suitable if you already have support from your university. Contact i.Findlay@snowsportengland.org.uk
Should there be more applications than number of places available then the Snowsport England Funding Panel will have the final decision on nominations.