National governing bodies (NGBs)

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.

NGB Sport
Archery GB Archery
Para archery
Badminton England Badminton
Basketball England Basketball
Boccia England Boccia
British Athletics Athletics
Disability athletics
British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Bobsleigh
British Canoeing Canoeing
Para canoeing
British Cycling Cycling
Para cycling
British Disabled Fencing Association Wheelchair fencing
British Equestrian Federation Equestrian
Para equestrian
British Fencing Fencing
British Gymnastics Gymnastics
Disability gymnastics
British Judo Association Judo
British Mountaineering Council Climbing
Para climbing
British Orienteering Orienteering
British Rowing Rowing
Para rowing
British Shooting Shooting
British Swimming Swimming
Synchronised swimming
British Table Tennis Association for People with Disabilities Para table tennis
British Triathlon Triathlon
Para triathlon
British Waterski & Wakeboard Waterskiing/wakeboarding
British Weightlifting Association Weightlifting
Disability Shooting Great Britain Disability shooting
Disability SnowSport UK Disability snowsport
England Boxing Boxing
England Cricket Board Cricket
England Golf Golf
England Hockey Hockey
England Netball Netball
England Squash Squash
English Lacrosse Association Lacrosse
GB Short Track Short track speed skating
GB Taekwondo Taekwondo
Goalball UK Goalball
Great Britain Wheelchair Rugby Wheelchair rugby
Lawn Tennis Association Tennis
Pentathlon GB Modern pentathlon
Royal Yachting Association Sailing
Rugby Football League Rugby league
Rugby Football Union Rugby union
SnowSport England Skiing/snowboarding
Table Tennis England Table tennis
Tennis Foundation Wheelchair/deaf tennis
The Football Association Football (women's)
Disability football
Volleyball England Volleyball
Sitting volleyball


Sport England

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. SportsAid and Sport England work together on several ground-breaking initiatives including the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (see below) and Backing The Best. The charity is also based in Sport England's office in London.

UK Sport

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.

Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

The Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme, now know as Sport England TASS, gives young people across England the opportunity to get the very best out of their academic and athletic ability. SportsAid has managed TASS since it was launched in 2004.