Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust

Mic Morris was a police officer and brilliant British international middle distance runner from Pontypool who died aged just 24 years during a training run in 1983. A trust fund was set up between Gwent Police and Torfaen Borough Council to raise money for Torfaen’s talented young sports people.


It is specifically for young people (aged from 11 up to 21 years) who reside in Torfaen involved in a range of different sports. Those eligible will be placed within four categories:

  1. World class performer
  2. Elite Cymru
  3. Member of a national team or squad as specified through the list provided by Sport Wales
  4. Ranked within the top 5 for Welsh and/or top 10 for GB (age group performance level for their discipline)

Operational Guidelines

All applications are considered at a meeting of the Trustees every three months. The following are the uses which a grant can be applied for:

  • Travelling expenses
  • Accommodation
  • Clothing
  • Equipment

Application Process

An application form is to be completed in full, stating relevant details and evidence of involvement in sport at a national level, including governing body endorsement. Please provide details of competitions entered over the last 12 months and any future competitions. A letter of endorsement from the coach (on letterheaded paper) would also be beneficial.

We all know about the cost-of-living crisis and the Trust is here to help. There are so many aspiring athletes in Torfaen, we would encourage anyone who is eligible for a grant to come forward; be it a first-time applicant or someone who has applied before.

The next meeting(s) will take place on:

  • 5 June 2024 (closing date 27 May 2024)

Application form

Apply for a Mic Morris Memorial Sporting Trust Grant online or you can download a copy of the Mic Morris Application Form here or to receive a copy in the post contact Christine Philpott on 01633 628936. Please email your application form to christine.philpott@torfaen.gov.uk.

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Christine who will be more than happy to help.

Last Modified: 28/03/2024
For more information contact:

Leisure & Communities

Tel: 01633 628936

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