New funding model for Newfoundland and Labrador athletes

Nicholas Mercer
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The provincial government has announced the Althetic Excellence Fund.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The provincial government has announced the Althetic Excellence Fund.

In partnership with Sport Newfoundland and Labrador, the fund is a streamlined program that combiens all current provincial sport funding opportunities available to athletes, coaches and officials.

It brings the Premier's Athletic Awards, Team Gushue Awards, the Elite Athlete Assistance Program and the Sport NL scholarships together in one application.

"The Athletic Excellence Fund is a means of treamlinig the funding application process and will help ensure that athletes are availing of all existing funding opportunities," said Minister of Tourism, Culture and Recreation Terry French.

To be eligible for the fund, athletes must be in good standing with their respective provincial sport organization. Athletes can apply through more than one program, but will be required to complete one application.

While athletes can receive funding through all four programs, they will only recieve with the Premier's Athletic Awards or Elite Athlete Assitance, not both.

"Elite athletes from Newfoundland and Labrador contniue to achieve success on regional, provincial, national and international levels, and we want to assure them that our government is committed to supporting their deducation and passion for sport," said French.

Applications should be forwarded to the applicable provincial sport organization no later then Feb. 28, 2014.

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Organizations: Althetic Excellence Fund, Sport Newfoundland and Labrador

Geographic location: Newfoundland and Labrador

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