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Funded programmes

The British Canoeing funded programmes incorporate Canoe Sprint, Canoe Slalom and Paracanoe.

The full qualification policy can be found in the 'useful downloads' on the right hand tab of this page as a downloadable PDF.

Each programme is set up as follows:

British Canoeing Podium Programme

The Podium Programme principally focuses on athletes delivering at the highest level and those athletes in contention for a Paris Olympic/Paralympic place.

The programme is reviewed in the autumn each year and athlete qualification is based primarily on athlete performance at the major Championships of the year in question (the Senior World Championships, Senior European Championships & Olympic/Paralympic Games).

Joe And Kim

Joe Clarke and Kimberley Wood celebrating medal success at the Slalom World Championships in 2022.

British Canoeing Academy Programme

The Academy Programme has a key focus on developing young, talented athletes principally in the age range of 17-25 into the athletes of the future; hence the focus of the programme is on 2024-2028 and beyond.

The programme is reviewed in the autumn each year and athlete qualification is based on athlete performances at the major championships of the year in question (the Junior World/European Championships, U23 World/European Championships, Senior World Cups and Senior European/World Championships).

Athlete places

The British Canoeing Olympic Programme currently has up to 20 slalom places and 14 sprint athlete places across its Podium and Academy Potential Programmes. Up to 12 athlete places are available on the Paracanoe Podium and Podium Potential Programmes.

European Champs Medals

The Paracanoe Team celebrate their medal success at the European Championships in 2022.

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