Michael Austin Harlick Sports Awards

Michael Harlick who lived in Gosport was badly injured as a prisoner of war in World War II and devoted much of his life to sport in Hampshire, leaving his estate to reward and support sporting achievements of Hampshire’s young people.


Grants provide assistance to sport organisations towards the cost of awards that recognise the sporting achievements of young people in competitions and are available to help with the purchase of challenge cups, shields, medals, team awards and colours.



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Programme Overview

Status: Opening soon
Opening Date: 22/04/2024
Closing Date: 30/11/2024
Minimum Grant: £50
Maximum Grant: £600
Location: Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton
Causes: Music Scholarship


General Eligibility

Applications are welcome from organisations providing sporting opportunities for young people of school age in Hampshire, Portsmouth & Southampton including:


– County and District Junior Sports Associations

– Hampshire School Sports Associations

– Cluster groups of schools and individual schools when applying for activities which cover/are hosting a group of schools (eg swimming galas)

– Groups working on barriers to inclusion in sports and physical activity for young people

– Clubs hosting Open tournaments


Applicants may only receive one grant per year.


Target Beneficiaries

Young people aged 4-18 years and/or those in formal education at primary or secondary level (including sixth form college or equivalent) competing in sporting activities.


Acceptable Projects

For the purchase of awards such as challenge cups, shields, medals and certificate in recognition of sporting achievement in competitions.



Organisations NOT providing services for the benefit of residents in Hampshire including Portsmouth and Southampton*
Applications from private clubs with restricted membership will not be accepted
Purchase of capital items or sports kit
Organisations whose Objects are for the sole benefit or relief of animals or plants
National charities
International projects and travel
Any party political activity
Commercial ventures
Proselytising activities, ie active promotion of a specific religion or belief system

*Applications from the Isle of Wight are ineligible under the original provision of the Will of Michael Austin Harlick