International Relations Investment

International Relations Investment Strategies

UK Sport works with National Governing Bodies (NGBs) and other partners to help them build strong and positive relationships with their International Federations (IFs) and other national and international sporting bodies.

Having a strong voice on these organisations is essential to ensure that NGBs can engage effectively with the international sporting community and key decision-makers, whilst also contributing to the development and governance of their sport at an IF level and globally.

To do this, we support and invest in bespoke long-term strategies for those sports that receive UK Sport World Class Programme funding and/or have an agreed Major Events hosting target. UK Sport will also consider providing limited IR investment to those sports which fall just outside of our World Class Programme funding. 

The basic framework and principles of our International Relations investment into NGBs over the 2017-21 funding cycle can be found here. IR funding awards per sport can be found below.  These awards are indicative of maximum amounts to be awarded and are reviewed on a six-monthly basis. 

For more information, please contact: international.relations@uksport.gov.uk

NGB Name

Investment for 2017-21 (awards are

UK Athletics

£135,000.00

British Swimming

£144,900.00

Royal Yachting Association

£144,720.00

 British Rowing

£90,000.00

 British Equestrian Federation 

£134,800.00

British Amateur Boxing Association

£136,000.00

British Canoeing

£134,100.00

 England Hockey 

£68,334.00

Wales Hockey

£34,833.00

Scottish Hockey

£29,633.00

British Triathlon Federation

£130,800.00

GB Taekwondo 

£128,500.00

British Gymnastics 

£120,520.00

 British Cycling Federation 

£110,880.00

GB Boccia Federation 

£86,000.00

 British Shooting 

£84,000.00

British Paralympic Association

£75,500.00

(Para) Archery GB

£73,400.00

British Wheelchair Basketball

£72,400.00

 Pentathlon GB 

£70,000.00

 British Judo Association 

£67,800.00

British Weight Lifting

£56,800.00

British Para Table Tennis

£41,600.00

Wheelchair Fencing

£30,900.00

 British Ski and Snowboard 

£53,800.00

 British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association 

£33,600.00

RCCC (Scottish Curling)

£30,300.00

National Ice Skating Association 

£27,000.00

England Squash

£10,000.00

Badminton Scotland

£25,000.00

Badminton England

£24,500.00

Table Tennis

£39,200.00

British Fencing Association

£40,000.00

GB Wheelchair Rugby

£50,000.00

Goalball UK

£13,000.00


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  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
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  • BAE Systems
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  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland