Young Athlete Grant Scheme – applications open for 2021

The AAA has a fund which is able to support English Athletes under the age of 23 who are in full time education and active in athletics. Applicants should not be receiving other funding and be eligible to compete for England.

Registered charity Athletics for the Young offer financial help to young athletes and aim to spread their money widely to as many as possible so athletes receiving help elsewhere will not usually be granted an award. The charity are particularly interested in helping genuine hardship cases for promising young athletes. Over recent years, it has been the policy of the Charity to award small grants of the order of £50 to £200. It is possible to apply for funds for costs including equipment and travel.


  • Are you involved in the sport of athletics?
  • Are you in full time education in England?
  • Do you have recorded Power of Ten performances?
  • Do you have your own bank account?
  • Has this application been completed by the applicant?
  • Are you over 13 years old and under 23 years of age?


Applications close 12 February 2021 and successful applicants will be contacted by the end of April.

Dave Cropper Award

The award is made on behalf of England Athletics for the Young where Dave Cropper was former Chairman and competed in the 800m in the 1968 Olympic Games in Mexico City and the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Congratulations to Keely Hodgkinson and Max Burgin for being awarded the Dave Cropper Award for the most outstanding 800m performance  by a young athlete in 2020. Max has an outstanding personal best of 1.44.75 and Keely is equally impressive with 2.01.16.