The UK Sport Board has agreed to allocate an extra £90,000 to Skeleton following its Winter Sport Annual Review process.
The sport had requested the further investment to support a Milan Girls4Gold initiative with a view to developing talent for the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan, but also to help its preparations for the Games in Beijing in February 2022.
This is a similar initiative to the programme that produced Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas, who won gold and bronze respectively at the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Sally Munday, CEO of UK Sport, said: “There have been some notable successes in winter sports for British athletes in the past 12 months, despite the restrictions imposed in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
“We are delighted to be bolstering our support for Skeleton in the run-up to Beijing, and with a longer-term view of the talent development process for the Milan Cortina Games in 2026.
“We have every confidence that, despite the challenges of the last 18 months, Britain’s athletes can build on the success of 2018 and give the British public more amazing moments to enjoy in Beijing next year.”