Wirral Sports Forum

Bursary Awards

Providing help to Wirral sports people to achieve their sporting goals

membership benefit

Apply For A 2023 Bursary Award

The 2022 awards have now been made. Applications for the 2023 Sports Bursary Awards will open from April 2023.

All Wirral Sports Forum Members benefit from this award scheme. Set up primarily to help our Wirral sporting stars of the future to give them financial support on their sporting pathway to success.

Please read below for application details. If you require any further information please contact us.

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Helping Our Future wirral stars

WSF Members - Can Apply here for a bursary

About bursaries

The Wirral Sports Forum provides a voice for local sports clubs, associations and leagues on Wirral. Supported by Wirral Council, the Forum acts as a unique networking hub to assess the sporting needs of the area and provide help and advice on a range of subjects including Clubmark accreditation and sports promotion. The Forum exists to help promote and, where possible, support Wirral’s developing sporting talent. Part of this contribution is to raise funds for a unique bursary scheme.

The Forum annually announces to its members the opportunity of applying for a sports bursary that will provide financial help to young sports people to achieve their sporting goals. 

The Wirral Sports Forum Foundation is our charitable wing. Administered by the Charities Trust all monies raised go towards helping our Wirral sports stars of the future. Monies raised come from profits made at events, such as the Wirral Sports Awards and donations made to the Forum.

Chair of the Forum Ronan Kearney commented “The annual Wirral Sports Awards significantly contributes to our bursary scheme. I would encourage all Wirral’s Sports Clubs and Association representatives to join the Forum. Joining the Wirral Sports Forum allows Clubs the opportunity to apply for our sports bursaries.”

“Joining the Wirral Sports Forum allows Clubs the opportunity to apply for our sports bursaries.”

How to apply for a sports bursary

Do i have to be a member of the sports forum ?

Yes. Sports bursaries are for individuals who are members of clubs, leagues or associations that have a valid membership on the date of bursary application.

Is there an age limit ?

Applicants for one of our bursaries must be under the age of 25 on the date the application is submitted.

what information needs to be provided ?

Details of your sport, your position/ranking in that sport, reason for needing the bursary and what it will be used for. Further information is provided in the guidance notes on the application form.

if i need additional funding can i apply again ?

Unfortunately repeated applications for the same purpose will not be accepted.

what happens if i'm unsuccessful with my application ?

All bursary applications are given due diligence by the Sports Forum’s Bursary Committee. Funding is limited and awards are given to those individuals who will benefit the most in terms of achieving their longer term goals. If you are unsuccessful in this years round of applications please do apply again next year.

If successful when do i receive my bursary ?

Successful applicants are notified two to three weeks after the closing date. A presentation ceremony is held with the Mayor or Mayoress of Wirral a short time after this. 

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