Elite athletes from the Outer Hebrides can benefit from a new initiative scheme to
support travel costs to the mainland.
Now open for applications, the pilot Islands Athlete Travel Award Scheme from sportscotland
will support up to 24 high-performing island athletes to attend training and competitions.
The aim is to help the elite athletes of the Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland
to gain better access to competitive and developmental opportunities available on
Up to eight individuals could benefit in the Western Isles with £1,500 available
per person this year.
Awards will be allocated through an application process, with athletes required to
evidence how the grant will improve their performance, provide them access to quality
training opportunities and improve their sports or club environment.
Sportscotland has allocated each of the three local authorities £10,000 with the
council topping this up with £2,000 of their own funding plus the equivalent of £3,000
of management and administrative time.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on Monday 26th March.