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Apply to the talented athletes' support fund

The Talented Athlete Support (TAS) programme has been developed to help talented athletes from the city, that have the potential to progress their competitive performance and take the next steps in their sporting career.


TAS will provide support of up to a maximum value of £1,000 to a qualifying individual athlete in any 12-month period. Support can include:

  • travel to events and specialist training (including international travel) 
  • specialist personal equipment 
  • personal sports kit (appropriate and relevant to allow an athlete to participate and progress) 
  • access to sports science services. Up to 50 per cent of any award will be in the form of credits for use at Staffordshire University which must be used by the athlete or their coach to access specialist sports science services. 

There are certain criteria you must meet to apply. These are on the online form which follows. 

Apply for Talented Athlete Support