We're going to be investing £27.1 million of National Lottery and Government funding into seven governing bodies of sport.
This investment will mainly be targeted at people who already have a strong affinity with sport, including talented athletes trying to reach the top.
Latest funding deals
The latest announcement follows the two previous decision rounds made in December 2016 and February 2017 that saw almost 40 governing bodies awarded £189 million of funding. It means £216 million has so far been agreed to help governing bodies deliver their grassroots sport programmes.
Performance in delivering the plans will be measured annually with decisions on future funding made using our payment for results processes.
Latest investments includes:
- Badminton England (£2,800,000)
Last December, we awarded Badminton England £7.25 million to support its regular players. This further £2.8 million investment is to support the people in badminton’s programme for talented athletes – developing the next generation of top players.
Badminton England will use its funding to develop better technology and training practices so that they can cut the time it takes for a player to reach peak performance – a process which currently takes 8 to 12 years. Young talented athletes on the England Junior Performance Programme will get individual support and be given access to sport science expertise.