In terms of elite sporting success we have much to be proud
We are a small nation, but one which very much punches above its
weight then it comes to shining on the world stage.
We want Wales to be seen as a nation of champions, where winning
is expected, talent developed, and success is promoted and
celebrated across a wide range of sports.
The Elite Cymru scheme has been in place since 1997. However, in
April 2006, UK Sport took over responsibility for the funding of
Olympic sports through the UK Pathway system.
Who can apply?
Elite Cymru covers only non-Olympic sports (e.g. karate,
snooker), Commonwealth Games sports such as Bowls, shooting and
squash (2 years prior to the Games) or sports that medal on a
world level such as golf.
Elite Cymru aligns itself in the main with the other home
countries in terms of what it supports e.g. Sport England, Sport
General standards for Elite Cymru support are:
- At least no 1. in Wales in age group and discipline, plus
- Rough guide is at least no 3 in UK - BUT we look at each sport
and application on it's own merit and specific entry standards
for consideration have been agreed with each National Governing
Body in order to tie in with other Home Country's.
How to apply:
You can apply for an Elite Cymru grant via your
governing body, as any applications will need to be endorsed by
the relevant governing body before consideration by Sport
To apply for an Elite Cymru grant, complete an application form
(available from your relevant
National Governing Body), ensure it is signed by the relevant
contact within that Governing Body and return to firstname.lastname@example.org
or post to: Elite Cymru Unit, Sport Wales, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff,