Funding Policy

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Funding available to athletes at present from Inverness Harriers is as follows:

  • Any athlete picked to represent Scotland at Senior, Celtic or Scottish Schools will receive a donation from the club of £50.00 on receipt of their invitation from the governing bodies (Scottish Athletics and Scottish Schools) provided they are able to take up the selection.
  • Any athlete invited to compete for GB may be eligible to receive the same amount.
  • Athletes who are invited to British championships will be supported by up to 50% of their costs, up to a maximum of £200.
  • Athletes at U20 and U17 who wish to attend the England Championships (AAA) will, assuming attendance has been agreed with their lead coach, also be supported by up to 50% of their costs, up to a maximum of £200.
  • Athletes at U15 who wish to attend the England Championships (AAA), may be eligible for funding but each case will be looked at by committee, with the athlete’s coach responsible for putting a case forward for a decision to be made by committee on an individual basis.

Please note that all applications for funding to attend British Championships or England Championships (AAA) must be applied for in advance, as all applications must go before committee, then be forwarded to the Inverness Area or Ross-shire Sports Council.  If any athlete does not fall into these catchments the request is to Inverness Harriers directly.

No applications will be considered retrospectively.

All applications must be completed on Inverness Area or Ross & Cromarty Sports Council application forms. Links to Webpages and application forms here:

Inverness Area Sports Council         Inverness ASC – Grant Form

Ross & Cromarty Sports Council      Ross & Cromarty ASC – Grant Form


These should be passed to Wendy Flockhart ( prior to the event for her to take to the Harriers committee (which meets on the first Monday of each month) and then forward onto the relevant Sports Council.

Applications for anything not covered in this guide to go through your coach to bring to committee with a brief outline of event, costs and any other funding applied for and received.

When applying for funding you must declare any other funding you are receiving from other funding trusts such as The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation, Scottish/British Athletics, other Athletic Clubs you have a membership with. etc

If funding is granted the athlete must keep all receipts for food, accommodation and transport and forward these to Wendy Flockhart on return.

You must be a first claim member of the club, and your membership must be paid by 31/10 of the year due, and should have no outstanding fees/payments to the club.

PLEASE REMEMBER it is imperative that requests are put in well in advance of the event you wish to attend, and after full discussion and agreement with your coach.  The decision on eligibility for funding is made by the committee whose decision is final. 


Club colours (bullet)   Funding Application Form                  Club colours (bullet)   Funding Declaration Form                  Club colours (bullet)   Expenses Application Form (Coaches/Officials)


Athletes can also apply for funding from The Birnie Trust Sports Foundation and Duncraig Educational Trust Scheme - check out the websites for criteria information and application forms.


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