Hampshire County Council Grants

The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme (HTAS)

Hampshire County Council provides support services to help Hampshire’s most talented athletes reach world class podiums e.g. Olympics, Paralympics, World Championships. Support starts at county level and goes through to athletes competing internationally. As the performance pathways for different sports vary hugely, each National Governing Body (NGB) of sport is consulted to ensure that support is given at the right level. Disciplines not supported by the NGB or without clear performance pathways will not be eligible for HTAS support.

A variety of factors will influence the level of support provided to an athlete. These factors include national and international rankings, national and international competition results (for individual sports) and selection for national and international teams (for team sports).

Applications for the full support package are open between 1 September and 10 October 2014. Support is based on performance levels and can include:

  • Free access to participating leisure centres
  • Fast track-physiotherapy service
  • Free annual bus travel cards from Stagecoach, Bluestar and First Group
  • Sports science support from Southampton Solent University
  • Grant of up to £600 (not a guaranteed amount)
  • Public speaking and presentation skills training

How to apply

  1. Ensure you are eligible.
    Are you aged 11 or over?
    Do you live in Hampshire? (Please note that Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight have their own support schemes.) University students must have a parent or guardian living in Hampshire in order to apply for the scheme.
    Are you competing in an HTAS supported sport at the right level?
  2. Print off the guidance notes to ensure that you fill in the form correctly.  
  3. Complete the online application form

Applicants will be informed about the status of their application in December 2014. If successful, grants and services will be allocated in January 2015.

Eligibility criteria

  • Supported sports

    Angling, Archery (Recurve), Athletics (Olympic disciplines only)

    Badminton, Baseball/Softball, Basketball, Biathlon (ski), Bobsleigh (and Bobsleigh Skeleton), Bowls, Boxing

    Canoeing, Cricket (outdoor only), Curling, Cycling

    Diving

    Equestrian (show jumping, eventing, dressage)

    Fencing, Football (girls/women’s)

    Golf, Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Acrobatics, Aerobic, Tumbling, Double Mini Trampoline)

    Handball, Hockey (outdoor only)

    Ice Hockey, Ice Skating (Figure skating, short track speed skating, speed skating)

    Judo

    Lacrosse, Luge

    Modern Pentathlon, Mountaineering

    Netball

    Orienteering

    Rounders, Rowing, Rugby League, Rugby Union

    Sailing, Shooting, Skiing (alpine, cross country, freestyle, Nordic combined, ski jumping), Snowboarding, Squash

    Swimming (Olympic events only), Synchronised swimming

    Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Tennis, Triathlon

    Volleyball

    Waterskiing, Weightlifting, Windsurfing, Water polo, Wrestling

  • Supported disability sports

    Archery (Recurve), Athletics (Paralympic disciplines only)

    Boccia, Biathlon (skiing)

    Canoe, Cricket, Cycling

    Equestrian (dressage)

    Football (5-a-side and 7-a-side)

    Goalball, Gymnastics

    Judo

    Ice Sledge Hockey

    Powerlifting

    Rowing

    Sailing, Shooting, Skiing (Alpine and cross country), Swimming

    Table Tennis, Triathlon

    Sitting Volleyball

    Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Curling, Wheelchair Fencing, Wheelchair Tennis, Wheelchair Rugby

 

HTAS structure

This table gives an overview of the HTAS structure. Each sport will vary according to performance pathways.

If you are aged 11 or over and:

You may be eligible to receive

Application form to complete

  • A top 5 ranked national performer or a member of a national team
  • Receiving over £7500 from your NGB or through the World Class Programme
  • Free access to leisure centres
  • Free sport science workshops
  • Fast track physiotherapy
  • Presentation and public speaking training
This can be completed throughout the year.
  • A top 5 ranked national performer or a member of a national team
  • Competing internationally.
  • Placed top 5 at a national championship
  • Grant of up to £600 plus further opportunities to receive more funding through community appearances
  • Free access to leisure centres
  • Free bus travel card (limited number)
  • Free sport science workshops
  • Fast-track physiotherapy
  • Presentation and public speaking training
  • For a grant and all services, complete the Grant Application Form between

    1 September and 10 October 2014

    or
  • Complete a Non-grant application at any point in the year for free access to leisure centres and physiotherapy care.
  • A top 10 ranked national performer or member of a national team
  • Placed top 10 at a national championship.
  • Grant of up to £300 plus further opportunities to receive more funding through community appearances
  • Free access to leisure centres
  • Free bus travel card (limited number)
  • Free sport science workshops
  • Fast-track physiotherapy
  • Presentation and public speaking training
  • For a grant and all services, complete the Grant Application Form between

    1 September and 10 October 2014

    or
  • Complete a Non-grant application at any point in the year for free access to leisure centres and physiotherapy care.
  • A top 15 ranked national performer or member of a national squad
  • Placed 15 at a national championship.
  • Free access to leisure centres
  • Free bus travel card (limited number)
  • Free sport science workshops
  • Fast-track physiotherapy (costs £60 per year).
  • Complete a Non-grant application at any point in the year for free access to leisure centres and physiotherapy care.
  • The number and frequency of performances (especially international performances) will be taken into consideration when deciding award levels. Where a national championship exists, results and rankings may be required from this competition e.g. swimming/ athletics/ diving/ sailing.
  • Age group rankings will only be accepted to Under 20s level. After this, rankings must be from open senior competition.
  • Please note, access to gyms/ fitness suites for under 16s is at the discretion of the leisure centres.

Examples of performance level for sports

Below are examples of the levels of performance required to receive support services. Funding will be granted to those athletes competing at the highest levels in their sport but who do not receive more than £7500 in funding from their NGB or through the World Class Programme.  

Athletics

A top 15 ranking from the Power of Ten AND a top 15 result from a national or international championship such as: the English Schools Championships, England Athletics Championships, World U20 Championships, World Youth Olympic Games, European Junior Championships, Commonwealth Games, Olympic/ Paralympic Games.

Boccia

A top 15 result from national and international championships such as: the Boccia National Championships, GB Boccia Championships, Cheshire Building Society International Boccia Championships, European Championships, and Paralympics. Member of the England and/or GB squad.

Hockey

Played in the Futures Cup U16 / U18 or selected for High Performance Centre U15 / U17, selected for the England training squads U16 / U18, selected for the England U21, senior England team or Team GB.

Netball

Member of a National Talent League team (Team South), British Colleges squad member, in the National Excel Programme, member of the England senior, U17, U19 team.

Sailing

British Sailing Team Olympic or Paralympic Programme Podium Potential Athlete (UK Sport Levels D and E).

British Sailing Team Olympic or Paralympic Programme Podium Potential Athlete (UK Sport Levels F and G) or member of the RYA Tailored Support (TS) Group at time of selection in an RYA Youth class.

Member of 2013-14 RYA UK Youth Squad or;

athletes selected from the primary indicator results/ ranking for the 2013-14 RYA Transition Training or UK Junior Squads as follows:

  • Laser Radial (Transition Training) – Top 5 boys and top 5 girls
  • RS:X (Transition Training) – Top 3 boys and top 3 girls
  • 420 (Transition Training) – Top 5 boys and top 5 girls
  • 29er (Transition Training) – Top 10 teams  
  • Optimist – Top 10 boys and top 10 girls
  • Topper – Top 10 boys and top 10 girls
  • Laser 4.7 – Top 5 boys and top 5 girls
  • BIC Techno (windsurfing) – Top 2 7.8 boys, top 2 7.8 girls, top 2 6.8 boys and top 2 6.8 girls.
  • RS Feva XL – Top 5 teams
  • Mirror – Top 2 teams
  • Cadet – Top 2 teams

Member of 2013-14 RYA Transition Training or UK Junior Squad.

Apply now Application guidance notes and online form