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GLL Sport Foundation

  • GLL Sport Foundation Bursary

    GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) Bursary is open to applications from athletes in Belfast. The bursary is awarded annually and gives athletes support for one year. Applications close on 20 February 2023. Athletes will receive their awards in April 2023. 

    For more information on GLL Sports Foundation and to apply for a bursary, go to GLL Sports Foundation (link opens in new window).


    The GLL Sports Foundation in Belfast is provided by GLL, the social enterprise which runs the 15 ‘Better’ leisure centres in Belfast. GSF has provided 500 awards in Belfast worth over £300,000 since 2015.

  • Support for athletes in Belfast

    The GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) is an athlete support programme in association with GLL, Belfast City Council and The Mary Peters Trust. This programme complements and works in partnership with the existing athlete support framework that operates across Belfast to support athletes across the city to achieve their sporting goals.

    The GLL Sport Foundation (GSF) is the largest independent athlete support programme in the UK and has a positive track record in supporting athletes. In 2015, GSF supported 1,700 athletes across 105 sporting disciplines and with over 90 per cent of award recipients receiving no other centralised funding support, the programme is focussed on supporting athletes with the right support at the right time along their sporting journey.

    For more information, go to GLL Sport Foundation (link opens in new window).

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