Supporting young athletes since 2012

The Perago Trust was established in 2012 to help young, promising Cambridge athletes achieve their potential at elite level.  To date the trust has raised in excess of $118,000 for 36 athletes and supported 19 different sporting endeavors.   

There are two funding rounds per year, in April and September.  Applications open on the 1st of the month and are open for four weeks.

Perago is 100% funded through private donations and funds raised at trust events.  The more money raised, the more money young athletes receive to help achieve their goals.

Athlete Update- Leila Walker, January 2019

January 07 2019- BMX Rider Leila Walker provides an update to the Perago Trust on her training and competition. I am writing to thank you for the incredible support I have received during 2018. ThisRead more

Athlete Update- Hannah Blackwood, September 2018

Dear Perago Trust, I have just returned home from my pinnacle event, competing in the 2018 FINA World Junior Open Water 10km Championships in Eilat, Israel. As New Zealand’s sole qualifier andRead more

Athlete Update- Beckie Leigh, September 2018

Rower Beckie Leigh provides an update on her training and competition:  I just wanted to say a big thank you for the funding that you granted to me for the New Zealand Junior Rowing campaign andRead more

Greenough scores Australian title

One Cambridge’s top BMX riders has returned home from the Australian National Series with good reason to smile. Bennett Greenough competed in three rounds of the event with enough race wins toRead more

Athlete Update - Will Thompson

2018 grant recipient Will Thompson gives an update on his training and competition: The junior rowing campaign has come to an end for 2018. I am currently emailing from Prague airport as we await ourRead more

Athlete Update - Ellesse Andrews

Ellesse Andrews | New Zealand Track Cyclist Keep up to date with my journey to win Olympic gold EUROPE TRAINING CAMP Seven weeks into my European training/racing adventure, and I’mRead more

Athlete Update - William Thompson

2018 Perago Trust grant recipient William Thompson provides an update on his training and competition goals heading into the World Junior Rowing Championships: Dear Perago, I am writing today to uRead more

Athlete Update- Bennett Greenough

Hi Perago, The 2018 BMX World Champs last month had lots of ups and downs for me this year. My qualifiers went really well, picking up a 1st, 3rd, then another 1st, followed by another first in myRead more

Athlete Update- Beckie Leigh

An update from 2018 Perago Trust recipient Beckie Leigh: We went into our Junior Camp in early June, with everyone flying / driving to the Rob Waddell Lodge at Lake Karapiro, and then moving toRead more

Athlete Update- Ellesse Andrews 03.06.18

Commonwealth Games | Gold Coast 2018 Being selected into the 2018 Commonwealth Games team was an achievement in itself for me. A huge milestone that I had no idea was even on the cards until about 8Read more

Funding Announcement

The Perago Trust would like to thank everyone who applied for funding in April 2018, there were a record number of submissions this round which was brilliant to see. Congratulations to the followingRead more

Athlete Update: Sam Cook

2017 Perago recipient Sam Cook provides an update on his last few weeks: I travelled to Tasmania for the Oceania Road Championships on the 21st of March. This was my first U19 race for the season. Read more
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