Applications Invited for new Personal Development Grant Scheme for Young Jockeys
Inspired by a similar scheme run by the English Institute of Sport, JETS is pleased to be launching a new grant scheme in 2023 exclusively for Conditional or Apprentice jockeys with less than 50 rides. The aim is to encourage jockeys to engage with JETS and embrace training and development from the very outset of their careers.
The importance of maintaining an ‘identity’ beyond sport has long been recognised in professional sport and through this scheme jockeys can apply for small grants of up to £250 with funding considered across a range of different areas including trade courses, language or music lessons, education tutoring, coaching qualifications or industry short courses.
The aim of the grant scheme is to help promote positive mental health as well as the Dual Career concept and allows jockeys to develop their own personal identity away from racing.
Speaking about why JETS has introduced this scheme for young jockeys, Phil Kinsella said:
“Obviously JETS already offers funding for a range of different courses and qualifications but until now, young inexperienced jockeys haven’t been eligible for financial support. We hope this scheme will encourage jockeys to think about ways in which they can gain new skills, use their time in a constructive way and that, by engaging with JETS, they will see the benefits of focusing on other aspects of their lives as part of their overall personal development.”
If you would like to apply for a grant, you can either download an application form or contact Phil Kinsella (firstname.lastname@example.org or 07970 673351) who can help you with your application. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.