The recipients of our grants are all dedicated to either participating in sport at a high level or to providing opportunities for young people to participate in sport.

2019 Joe Sanford
Joe Sanford



Achievements to date

  • 2019 - Club Champion
  • 2019 - BIBC Under 18 Series Gold Medallist
  • 2019 - County Under 18 Singles Champion
  • 2019 - Liberty Trophy Player
  • 2018 - Club Champion

I am 14 years old and a committed high level Bowler from Kent. I compete at County, National and British Isles Bowls Council level, which always makes me happy to think about and take part in. It has always been a far-fetched dream of mine to become a professional world-renowned player, but the direction I am heading in is more likely to lead to world level. I have now played enough to come across World Champions (Greg Harlow, Nick Brett, Andy Thomson, and Stewart Anderson).

Most memorable sporting achievement to date

BIBC Under 18 Series Gold Medallist in 2019

Biggest sporting disappointment to date

Losing at the Under 25 National Singles Final in 2019

Most respected sportsperson

Tyson Fury (Boxing) because of the way that he overcame depression

Ritual before sporting competition

I have a telephone conversation with a close friend of family member.

Our partners

  • Firmin
  • Kent County Council
  • Partner advert
  • A COVID-19 Rainbow

Did you know

Over the last twenty years, £210,000 has been awarded to individuals and organisations across Kent.


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