Applications open for elite funding

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Lincolnshire’s top athletes are being invited to apply for funding for 2016.

The Lincolnshire Elite Athlete Programme (LEAP) offers financial support up to £1,000 and mentoring for up to 35 of the county’s best athletes.

The programme is co-ordinated by Lincolnshire Sport in partnership with several partners including Lincolnshire County Council, district councils and commercial organisations.

It also offers support with promotion and marketing, as well as training courses.

Sports project officer at Lincolnshire Sport, Laura McGill, said: “We feel it is vital to support our local athletes.

“We have supported athletes from local to international level and we are delighted to be able to play a small role in so many athletes going on to achieve their full potential.”

The deadline for applications is Friday, October 31. For more details, call Laura on (01522) 730325 or email