Shetland Athlete Travel Award

Who can apply?

We can support:

An individual who:

  • Has been a permanent resident of Shetland for over 12 months and will reside in Shetland for a minimum of 6 full months over the next funding period i.e.; 1st April 2022 to 31st March 2023.
  • EXEMPTION: Further Education students going into their first year of study will be considered for support as long as they have been a permanent resident of Shetland for over 12 months.


  • Is committed to their own development expressed through goals, aspirations, mind-set and dedication;

and is either

  • An athlete who is currently competing at a national or international level with the potential for competing as a professional athlete; or
  • Part of a Shetland squad in a team sport; or
  • Part of a national training squad, working with experts in organisations such as sportscotland and UKsport; or
  • Recommended by the relevant Sport’s Governing Body.

We cannot support:

  • Whole squads or teams;
  • Sports that are not recognised by sportscotland with the exemption of recognised Island Games sports (See link for recognised sports;
  • Funding for training or competitions that have already happened;
  • Late applications that have missed the deadline.

Please note all eligible applicants must operate a bank or building society account in their legal name. Applicants under the age of 18 should use a bank or building society account in the legal name of their parent/guardian.

Shetland Athlete Travel Award Application

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