Team Scotland Youth Trust

The TSYT exists to support young Scottish athletes and coaches achieve their potential.

Learn more about our projects below.

Achieve Programme

The Achieve Programme is our flagship project, offering a Games-time education experience to aspiring athletes and coaches, and ongoing mentorship support as they make the transition into high performance.

150 participants have been through the experience, with many having already made the step up to compete or coach for Team Scotland at a Commonwealth Games.

Award Scheme

Over £100,000 has been distributed to young athletes in the last decade through our Award Scheme, which provides additional financial support to athletes across a wide range of sports.

45 athletes have benefited from the support across 17 sports, with a further 38 awards made in 2021 to aid return to sport efforts following the Covid pandemic.

Awards are initially granted for one year, with a commitment in principal for a further two years of support subject to progress against agreed goals.

Fund Administrators

In addition to our Award Scheme, the Team Scotland Youth Trust act as administrators for other funds.

Application processes for awards mirror our other award schemes, with restricted funds distributed on behalf of other organisations.

Funds include awards to athletes of specific sports or based on other criteria.

Scottish Sports Awards

The Scottish Sports Awards is an annual celebration of sport in Scotland.

Attended by over 500 people from the Scottish sporting sector, proceeds from the event are donated to the Team Scotland Youth Trust.

Funds generated go towards our annual grants awarded to aspiring athletes.

Commonwealth Youth Games

The TSYT also provide financial support for Team Scotland athletes at the Commonwealth Youth Games.

The Games were first held in Edinburgh in 2000, established through the financial backing of TSYT and Commonwealth Games Scotland.

The Youth Games are for competitors aged 14-18, with host countries generally smaller nations who would otherwise be unable to host full Games events.

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