SportsAid was founded in 1976 to provide financial assistance to Britain's amateur sportsmen and women. The aim was to help them prepare for competitions against better-funded, overseas athletes.
SportsAid is the only UK charity directly helping talented young British sports people. More often than not their only sponsors are Mum and Dad so every bit of independent recognition and help that they get at this stage makes a huge difference. Lottery funding has helped British sport enormously in recent years, but it cannot fund every aspect of sport, and this money rarely trickles down to individuals in the 12-18 years old group. That’s why our work is so vital. If we don’t fund this generation, who will?
Peterborough SportsAid was formed in 2004 focusing on giving awards to youngsters aged 12 to 18 in able-bodied sports and for all ages in disabled sports to help with costs such as travel, training, accommodation, competition fees and equipment.
As a fund raising team we carry out our work in co-operation with the national governing bodies for sports. Our aim is to actively encourage young people from all walks of life to experience the benefits of sport.
Since 2004 Peterborough SportsAid has awarded grants in excess of £100,000 to over 200 young sports men and women in the Peterborough area.
Peterborough SportsAid was formed by local business people who work voluntarily to raise funds for grants for young sportsmen & women in the local area. To apply for a grant, please download and complete the application form below
We help young, talented athletes every year
We provide support for many sports which include Olympic and Paralympic sports
We are so excited to be joined by Geoff Miller OBE for lunch on 23rd November. Geoff Miller OBE is quite simply one of the most respected figures in English cricket. After an accomplished playing career with his native Derbyshire, Essex and, of course, at Test level with England, he became the first man to hold the chief position of National Selector when the ECB shelved the equivalent role of Chairman of Selectors in 2008.
Over the following five years, Geoff’s wise selection policy and choices led England on an incredible run of three successive Ashes victories and to the pinnacle of the world Test rankings before he finally retired in late 2013. His success in this role, and the contribution he made to English cricket as a player, was swiftly recognised when he awarded Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the 2014 New Year’s Honours List.
After retiring, his charisma and Test experience saw Geoff very much in demand as an after dinner speaker and he built a reputation for both his humorous anecdotes and insightful views into the game. That same insight led to him being appointed to the ECBs Board of Selectors under the Chairmanship of David Graveney in 2000, where he was instrumental in putting together the historic 2005 Ashes winning squad. His success in the role saw him promoted to the new position of National Selector in 2008.