The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation

Distributed by: The Birnie Trust

Distributed by: The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation

The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation is a charity set up to provide financial support to young people aged 13 to 18 in Scotland.

It supports young people aged 13 to 18 in Scotland who have shown dedication, determination and promise in their chosen sport yet find it difficult to improve and compete given certain financial constraints.

Applications: Online application form and guidelines
Email: enquiries@theBirnieTrust.co.uk.
Notes: Limited funds for minority sports

 

  • Application:

    As a charity (set up in 2003), the Foundation provides financial support to young athletes from Scotland aged 13 to 18  who have shown dedication, determination and promise in their chosen sport, yet find it difficult to improve and compete given financial constraints.

    Applicants should have already participated at District or National level.

    The trust was set up by the late Colonel Euan Gordon who was an avid follower of sports in Scotland, sponsored the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships for a number of years and personally supported several of Scotland’s young sports stars. The trust funds top junior level performers or extremely talented and promising youngsters from the ‘minority’ sports. It has a strict policy of not funding football, cricket, rugby, golf and tennis.

    Supported sports have included:

    • Skiing
    • Wrestling
    • Canoeing
    • Ice skating
    • Archery
    • Basketball
    • Rowing
    • Fencing
    • Athletics
    • … and more

    Funding is intended to assist with additional coaching or help pay for competition fees and travel costs associated with events outside of Scotland. The trustees meet on a quarterly basis. The deadlines for consideration of applications are:

    • 31 January
    • 30 April
    • 31 July
    • 31 October
  • Email: thebirnietrust@gmail.com
  • Website: The Birnie Trust

Projects

  • Performance sports and athletes
  • Coaching
  • Training or continuous professional development
  • Projects specifically targeted at young people
  • Projects specifically targeted at students
  • Outdoor sport
Date published: 12 August 2016
Date updated: 14 September 2017

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