INCREASED funding is set to help more young athletes achieve their sporting goals.

Wiltshire Council will put up cash for talented athletes from around the area thanks to the support of Funding Future Olympians and Paralympians Elite Athlete scheme.

With the support of local businesses, the council has set up a sports scholarship grant to help youngsters.

The funding will support people aged between eight and 16, individuals can use the grant to enhance their training, buy new equipment and even cover travel costs.

Deadline for applications will be at 5pm on Friday, September 19. For more information contact Tamzin Earley on 07824 414507.

If you want to apply for the grant scheme, visit