Athletics Financial Support Fund

Yeovil Olympiads Athletic Club (YOAC) has been provided with some funding from the Lions Club of Yeovil to support athletes or potential athletes (new members), whose ability to participate in athletics may be limited due to financial constraints.

This funding may be provided for:

  • Membership fees,
  • Competition fees,
  • Travel to competitions (but not league matches)
  • Coaching fees, (Regional /Area/National)
  • Course fees, (Coaches/Officials courses)
  • Sports equipment,
  • Clothing (essential for competition)

Depending on circumstances and requirements, YOAC may provide partial support or support in full.

All funding is at the discretion of YOAC and is subject to the approval of the YOAC committee.

YOAC have the right to withdraw funding at any time.

Where YOAC have agreed to provide funding, this will be made either directly to the third party (i.e. cheque in name of third party) or upon proof of purchase (i.e. receipt)

Cash will not be provided in advance.

Any equipment/clothing provided remains the property of YOAC, and must be returned to YOAC when it is no longer required or when requested to by YOAC.

Who may be eligible?

The aim of the scheme is to enable people to participate in athletics to their full ability, who may otherwise be restricted due to financial constraints.

For the purpose of transparency, consideration for funding will be given to people dependent on one or more of the following or persons financially dependent upon a person receiving one or more of these benefits, YOAC at their discretion may also take into consideration other criteria:

  • Council tax benefit
  • Disability living allowance
  • Housing benefit
  • Incapacity benefit / Employment and Support Allowance (income based)
  • Income Support
  • Industrial disablement allowance
  • Job Seekers allowance (income based)
  • Pension Guarantee Credit
  • Pension Savings Credit
  • Severe disablement allowance
  • Widow’s benefit
  • Working tax credit
  • A referral from Social Services or such other professional organisation

If a person’s circumstances change, YOAC must be informed at the earliest opportunity.

If you feel that you are eligible and wish to apply please see a committee member or click on the link below to download and then print the application form.

Download Financial Assistance Form