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. 

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NGB Name

Investment for 2017-21 (awards are

UK Athletics


British Swimming


Royal Yachting Association


 British Rowing


 British Equestrian Federation 


British Amateur Boxing Association


British Canoeing


 England Hockey 


Wales Hockey


Scottish Hockey


British Triathlon Federation


GB Taekwondo 


British Gymnastics 


 British Cycling Federation 


GB Boccia Federation 


 British Shooting 


British Paralympic Association


(Para) Archery GB


British Wheelchair Basketball


 Pentathlon GB 


 British Judo Association 


British Weight Lifting


British Para Table Tennis


Wheelchair Fencing


 British Ski and Snowboard 


 British Bobsleigh & Skeleton Association 


RCCC (Scottish Curling)


National Ice Skating Association 


England Squash


Badminton Scotland


Badminton England


Table Tennis


British Fencing Association


GB Wheelchair Rugby


Goalball UK


Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
  • BAES logo
  • BUPA
  • IHG logo
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland