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2022 Grant Application is now Open!October 10, 2021
The 2022 RPMF Grant Application process is now open and will remain open until the end of November 2021.
The Ron Pickering Memorial Fund was founded in 1991, so 2021 marked our 30th Anniversary year, but due to the impact of Covid19 on all of us, it was not much of a year to celebrate. It also proved very difficult for fundraising, with uncertainty over the London Marathon, cancelled in 2020 and postponed to October in 2021 which made it difficult for many of our “Ronners” to raise money for RPMF.
Only because of their brave efforts in 2020 were we able to offer RPMF Grants in 2021, but these proved sucessful with many of those athletes receiving grants in January going on to have stellar seasons in 2021, including medals at European Junior and Under 23 Championships, but even more impressive was Keely Hodkinson, one of those recipients going on to win a Silver medal in the 800m at the postponed Tokyo2020 Olympic Games in August.
Thanks to the efforts of our incredible Ronners in the 2021 London Marathon we are again able to offer RPMF Grants next year. We hope that 2022 will be a return to normality and a full season for all, with some great Championships to look forward to, and we hope to help as many athletes as possible to enjoy the sport and hopefully gain a level of success in 2022.
With this in mind we are happy to announce that the Application process is now open for applications and shall remain open until the end of November 2021 to allow everyone enough time to apply for support from RPMF.
The Application Form is open: HERE