In terms of elite sporting success we have much to be proud
We are a small nation, but one which very much punches above its
weight then it comes to shining on the world stage.
We want Wales to be seen as a nation of champions, where winning
is expected, talent developed, and success is promoted and
celebrated across a wide range of sports.
The Elite Cymru scheme has been in place since 1997. However, in
April 2006, UK Sport took over responsibility for the funding of
Olympic ajnd Paralympic sports through the UK Pathway system.
Who can apply?
Elite Cymru covers individual athletes competing in non-Olympic
sports (e.g. karate, snooker), Commonwealth Games sports such as
Bowls, shooting and squash (2 years prior to the Games) or sports
that medal on a world level such as golf.
Elite Cymru aligns itself in the main with the other home
countries in terms of what it supports e.g. Sport England, Sport
Please note that Team Sports are not eligible to
General standards for Elite Cymru support are:
- At least no 1. in Wales in age group and discipline, plus
- As a rough guide at least no 3 in UK with a significant
European and / or World ranking - BUT we look at each sport
and application on its own merit and specific entry standards for
consideration have been agreed with each National Governing Body in
order to tie in with other Home Countries.
How to apply
You can apply for an Elite Cymru grant by invitation only.
Your National Governing Body will inform Sport Wales of their Elite
Athletes eligible for Elite Cymru funding and Sport Wales will
invite those Athletes to apply for funding via email. If you
believe you are eligible for Elite Cymru funding and have not been
invited, then please contact your National Governing Body or
contact Wendy Yardley at Sport Wales using firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once you have been invited via email then you can apply online
by clicking on the "Apply Online" button on the right - this will
take you in to the Sport Wales Grants Portal. Follow the
details on how to log in (which will be provided in your invitation
email) and then click on the Elite Cymru funding round to start