Elite competitor grants

The Guy family are keenly interested in the interplay between neuroscience and sport. The Guy Foundation Family Trust supports UK sportspeople who are competing (or aiming to compete) at an elite level, largely in sports that are strongly influenced by neuropsychology, such as shooting and fencing.

Our grant awards cover elite competitor costs including training, coaching, equipment and competitions.

If you are a sportsperson interested in finding out more about The Guy Foundation elite competitor grants, please contact us. You may then be invited to complete an application form to include your competition performance, prospects, ambitions and funding request.

Current grants

Kate Beardmore: foil fencing

Kate started fencing at the age of 7, by the age of 12 she qualified to compete for the England U15 squad, and by the age of 14 she had received her first call up to the Great Britain U17 Squad. Since then, she has remained in the British Team at all age groups she fenced in, including her first Senior GB Team call up at the age of 18.

Kate became Junior National Champion in 2016, and at the Junior Commonwealth Championships she won Silver and Bronze medals in the Team and Individual events respectively. Kate finished off her Junior career by representing the British Team at the Junior European and World Championships in 2017.

Now settled into her Senior career, she has been GB Number 1 for the last 4 years. Kate won her first GB Senior Championships in 2017, took Silver at the 2018 Commonwealth Championships, finished 28th at the 2019 European Championships and finished in the top 40 at the 2019 World Championships. Kate is now focusing and training towards her main goal of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Visit Kate’s website here

Harry Maunder: Olympic trap
Harry is a talented athlete who loves competition shooting. He won a Bronze medal at the United Kingdom Championships in 2015, a Bronze medal at the British Double Trap Championships in 2016, and then represented Great Britain at Olympic shooting, at the Junior World Cup in Suhl, Germany, 2016. Since then he won a Bronze Medal at the British Shooting Pathway Championships 2018 and Harry won the Rolex Grand Masters 2018.

Harry is currently combining his sport with his full-time studies at the University of Exeter towards a degree in Law.