Applying For A Grant

The application process for the RPMF Annual Grants takes place in the autumn of each year and is available to both ablebodied and disability UK athletes between the ages of 15 and 23. Grants to athletes over 23 may be made in exceptional circumstances.

When the application process is open an athlete will be able to apply directly using the online application form. No other method of application will be accepted and the application process is only available during this time.

The selection process then takes place in early December and the announcements of the award recipients is usually made at the end of December or early January.

Upon completion of the online application form an automatic response will be sent to the email address entered on the application form during this process, by means of confirmation of receipt of the form. If you do not receive this confirmation email then please contact us at

If successful in the application process and a RPMF Grant is awarded the athlete shall be notified via an email to this same address.

Similarly, if unsuccessful in the application and no grant is awarded, an email shall be sent to inform of the unsuccessful applicant.

Please understand that we receive a great deal of applications and the Grants Committee looks closely at every application and a decision is made on the basis of not only talent, but also such qualities as need and continued progress within the sport. Our funds are limited but we try to help as many athletes as reasonably possible within our limits and guidelines.


The 2019 application concluded at midnight Friday 30th November 2018

All applicants can expect a response by early January 2019.

Just some of the previous beneficiaries of an annual award include:Dina Asher-Smith, Adam Gemili, Tom Bosworth, Emily Diamond, Reece Prescod, Laura Muir, CJ Ujah, Nick Miller, Eilish McColgan, Andrew Pozzi, Jake Wightman, Elidh Doyle, Greg Rutherford, Perri Shakes-Drayton, Christine Ohuruogu, Robbie Grabarz , Mo Farah, Jenny Meadows, Jessica Ennis-Hill, Mike East, Goldie Sayers, Steve Lewis, Sophie Hitchon, Laura Weightman, Holly Bradshaw, Lawrence Okoye, Phillips Idowu, Jamie Baulch, Iwan Thomas, Dean Macey, Denise Lewis, Jodie Williams, Christian Malcolm, Jason Gardener, Katharine Merry, Emelia Gorecka, Charlotte Purdue, Joe Thomas, Freya Jones, Jack Green, Kelly Sotherton, Ashley Bryant, Donna Fraser, Charlie Grice, Chris Kandu, Morgan Lake, Ashleigh Nelson, Isobel Pooley, Asha Philip, David Omoregie, Bianca Williams . . . . . . .