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Cambridge City Council

Future Champions grants

The Sir Arthur Marshall Future Champions programme provides grant aid to young athletes who compete at county or regional level.

The programme is open to all athletes aged 11 to 25 to support their sporting talent. Priority is given to Olympic and Paralympic sports.

The programme is supported by the Marshall of Cambridge Trust in memory of Sir Arthur Marshall, with grants being awarded for between £50 and £250.

Apply for funding

Applications for funding in 2022 are now open until 5pm on Friday 8 July.

Apply for a Future Champions grant

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an awards ceremony at Marshalls airport on Tuesday 13 September.


Previous applicants have been required to show significant progress in their chosen sport to be considered for a grant.

Applicants must live in Cambridge or South Cambridgeshire and provide or demonstrate:

  • evidence of performance at county or regional level
  • a history of sporting achievements
  • a testimonial from a national governing body
  • plans for how the grant award would be spent
  • evidence that the majority of their sport is played in Cambridge