Athlete Grants

It is acknowledged that gymnasts wishing to meet their performance potential comes at a high cost to the family and additional funding is limited to support gymnasts in their costs for events, sports science support, training costs etc.

Scottish Gymnastics have identified some funding sources available to gymnasts in our system. Note the sources identified in the information below are ones which Scottish Gymnastics will lead on applications and the Performance team will use the criteria outlined to ensure the right gymnasts in our system are given an opportunity to have a nomination put forward.

Table. 1: Individual Athlete Funding Sources

Fund / Grant source

No of nominations available to SG

Eligibility / criteria to be used by SG


Staff link

Sports Aid Scotland

Set by Sports Aid Scotland on an annual basis

  • 12-22yrs old
  • Priority given to athletes who are most likely to represent Scotland at senior level & succeed on the national & international stage

Up to £750

Wendy Purdie & Jamie Bowie

PHM Athlete Award (Scottish Commonwealth Games Youth Trust)

Individual scholarships

  • < 26yrs
  • Eligible to compete for Scotland at Commonwealth Games
  • Potential to represent Team Scotland at 2022/2026

Up to £1000 per annum (potential for 2yr funding)

Jamie Bowie

Winning Students

Individual scholarships

  • British passport and be able to represent either GB or Scotland
  • Studying or set to study at a college or university in the Winning Students network
  • 16 to 28yrs
  • Top 25 at the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games or World Championships
  • Top 15 at the European Championships or Commonwealth Games
  • Top 5 at the World University Games or World University Championships

Up to £6000 per annum

Wendy Purdie & Jamie Bowie

SG Individual Athlete Grant

GB Squads & Pathway Programmes


Applications from individuals to SG directly who meet criteria

  • Meet Scottish eligibility requirements
  • Engage with Scottish Gymnastics NPP/PPP
  • Not in receipt of APA (UK Sport)
  • Selected for GB Performance Programme (Junior / Senior) &/or selected to represent GB at European / World Championships

Up to £750 per gymnast (see criteria below)

Wendy Purdie & Jamie Bowie

GB Representative Events


Applications from individuals to SG directly who meet criteria

  • World / World Age Championships
  • European / European Age Championships
  • European Games



Scottish Gymnastics have also established our own individual athlete grant fund for gymnasts who meet the criteria

To apply click on this link.