Who we work with
National governing bodies
SportsAid works with the following governing bodies of sport in the UK. These NGBs nominate their young and aspiring athletes to the charity based on pre-agreed criteria.
- Amateur Boxing Association of England
- Amateur Rowing Association
- Amateur Swimming Association
- Archery GB
- Badminton England
- British Baseball Federation
- British Canoe Union
- British Cycling Federation
- British Cyclo Cross Association
- British Equestrian Federation
- British Fencing
- British Gymnastics Association
- British Handball
- British Judo Association
- British Mountaineering Council
- British Orienteering Federation
- British Paralympic Association
- British Roller Sports Federation
- British Softball Federation
- British Tennis Foundation
- British Triathlon Association
- British Water Ski
- British Weight Lifters' Association
- British Wrestling Association
- Deaf Football
- Disability Football
- Disability SnowSport UK
- Disability Sport England
- Disability Triathlon
- England and Wales Cricket Board
- England Basketball Federation
- England Hockey
- England Netball
- England Squash
- English Golf Union
- English Ice Hockey Association
- English Table Tennis Association
- English Target Shooting Federation
- English Volleyball Association
- English Women Golf Association
- GB Taekwondo
- Goalball UK
- Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball
- Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby
- Karate England
- Lawn Tennis Association
- Modern Pentathlon Association of Great Britain
- National Ice Skating Association of UK Ltd
- Para Archery
- Para Canoeing
- Para Cycling
- Para Fencing
- Para Judo
- Para Rowing
- Para Shooting
- Para Table Tennis
- Royal Yachting Association
- Rugby Football League
- Rugby Football Union
- Rugby Football Union for Women
- Sitting Volleyball
- SnowSport GB/Snow Sport England
- The Football Association
- UK Athletics
Sport England is one of SportsAid's longest-standing partners. It helps people and communities across the country to create a sporting habit for life. One of Sport England's priorities is to 'nurture and develop talent'. SportsAid adds its expertise here in return for funding from Sport England that helps the charity to meet its core running costs.
Find out more on the Sport England website
UK Sport is responsible for investing around £100 million of public funds each year – from both the National Lottery and the Exchequer – in high performance sport.
On behalf of UK Sport, SportsAid manages the Talented Athlete Schoarship Scheme (see below).
Find out more about UK Sport on the UK Sport website.
Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme
The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, or TASS as it is better known, is a Government funded programme to support and fast-track young sporting talent. SportsAid manages TASS on behalf of UK Sport by providing strategic and financial oversight of its operations.
TASS is a unique partnership between sport and higher and further education, designed especially to cater for the needs of athletes within the education system. It helps around 500 athletes a year to fulfill their sporting potential by maintaining a balance between academic life or employment while training and competing as a performance athlete.
TASS aims to reduce the number of talented athletes dropping out of sport due to academic and financial pressures.
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE, five time Olympic Champion adn former SportsAid athlete said, “I know how difficult it is to develop in your sport to the highest levels whilst undertaking academic studies or a career. This exciting new scheme provides our most promising future Olympians with top quality sporting services and access to good quality training facilities.
Find out more by visiting the TASS website.
English Institute of Sport
The English Institute of Sport (EIS) works in partnership with sports to improve performance through the delivery of high quality sport science and medical support for elite athletes.
Find out more by visiting the English Institute of Sport website.
British Athletes Commission
The BAC acts as the unified voice of all Olympic, Paralympic and World Class funded athletes. It communicates their views to the major decision makers within British sport and promotes athlete representation within their sports.
Find out more by visiting the British Athletes Commission website.
As SportsAid’s patron, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is helping to shine a light on the achievements and potential of young athletes throughout the UK – an inspiring generation who one day hope to represent the nation at the Olympic or Paralympic Games. SportsAid alumnus Sir Chris Hoy welcomed the patronage by saying, “SportsAid played an important role when I was starting out so I know what a huge boost this will be to the young sportsmen and women the charity helps today. As patron Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge will give them the profile they deserve.”