Elite Athletes

 

We’re Here to Help and Support Local Athletes!

Our F.A.S.T. card scheme is here to help talented Renfrewshire athletes with access to Renfrewshire Leisure training facilities and grant aid.

Funding Athletes Supporting Talent (FAST) is a partnership with Renfrewshire Sports Network, Renfrewshire Leisure and Renfrewshire Council which aims to support talented athletes competing for a Renfrewshire Club and residing in Renfrewshire. This program helps athletes achieve their individual aims and aspirations, either with free access to Renfrewshire Leisure facilities or a grant.

 Application Criteria and Guidance

 

Award Level

Status

Category A

Living in Renfrewshire and belonging to a Renfrewshire club

Category B

Not living in Renfrewshire but belonging to a Renfrewshire club

Gold

Have competed for the full National Team in the last 12 months.

(Scotland or Great Britain)

Possible grant available.

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training.

Silver

Have competed for the National Team at Age Group level in the last 12 months.

(Scotland or Great Britain)

Possible grant available.

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training.

Bronze

Have been selected as a squad member for the National Team(Scotland) at full or Age Group in the last 12 months.

Level or Masters/Veterans.

Have a top 15 ranking.

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training.

Free access to public facilities for enhanced training

 

The award level and any financial support available are at the discretion of the Renfrewshire Sports Network Panel and will be subject to the amount of funding available for grant support. Applicants must provide written support from their National Governing Body representative to confirm their training status and level of competition.

Grants are only available if you reside in Renfrewshire and your club is represented on the Renfrewshire Sports Network. Grants cannot be made retrospectively and grant awards will normally take place in the first quarter of the year.

The FAST card allows athletes free access to fitness gyms, swimming pools and the athletics track and can only be used outwith planned club training times. Access to other areas facilities such as sports pitches and indoor courts may be available on the day of the athletes visit, but cannot be booked in advance and is subject to availability and at the discretion of the duty manager.

It will be a condition of any award that acknowledgment of support from Renfrewshire Sports Network, Renfrewshire Leisure and Renfrewshire Council is given in any press release, promotion or publicity material and on club website or social media. Athletes may also be required to provide updates of performance throughout the year in order for Renfrewshire Leisure to promote athlete achievements.

If successful for a Grant please be aware that Renfrewshire Sports Network will require an end of project report giving evidence of how any grant funds have been used.

To apply for a FAST Card please click on link below:

FAST Card Application

 

 


Get In Touch

Renfrewshire Leisure
11 Christie Street
Paisley
PA1 1NB

Tel: 0300 300 0250