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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).

Full support package

Applications for the full support package are open between 1st September - 10th 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

  • Sports science support from Southampton Solent University

  • Grant of up to £600 (not a guaranteed amount)

  • Public speaking and presentation skills training

Unitary authority support

The Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme covers people who live in one of the boroughs or districts of Hampshire. This includes Test Valley, Basingstoke and Deane, Hart, Rushmoor, East Hampshire, Havant, Gosport, Fareham, Eastleigh, Winchester and the New Forest.

The unitary authorities (Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight) have their own services. Please contact the relevant person if you live in one of these areas.

Please note: If you are not sure which area you live in, please check your council tax bill.  

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Other funding

Hampshire Talented Athlete Scheme


Nicola Wright
Sports Development Officer (Performance)
01962 845163

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