Over the last few months British Fencing (BF) have been working with the British Fencing Charity, sponsors and patrons to create an additional funding package to ensure that GBR athletes across all weapons are supported on their journey as they seek to qualify for the Games in Tokyo next year.
The successful UK Sport (UKS) Aspiration Fund bid and subsequently confirmed UKS Medal Support Funding has enabled BF to provide athletes and teams with significant financial support missing since World Class Programme (WCP) funding was cut in 2016.
The BF Board have sought to maximise the UKS funding streams and have appealed to sponsors and patrons for further funds to allow support for athletes across all six weapons. BF hopes the additional funding will further support a culture where all fencers can inspire the nation through their qualification journey performances and also to have a genuine social impact in communities across the UK.
Subject to the athletes continuing their qualification journeys and engaging in social impact and social media opportunities this support will provide:
British Fencing would like to formally thank all the organisations and individuals who have made this possible including UK Sport, the National Lottery, The British Fencing Charity, Epee Club Charity, and Leon Paul.
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