YOUNG people in Hillingdon can apply for the next round of the Tashan Daniel Award bursary from Monday (28) until Sunday July 11.

Hillingdon Council created the award in memory of Tashan Daniel, 20, who died in an unprovoked attack at Hillingdon Underground station in September 2019.   

The memorial bursary is available to Hillingdon residents up to the age of 21.

Council funding will be allocated to successful applicants for requests that could include sports equipment, qualifications in art and culture, vocational courses in further education, and sports training and competition opportunities (in the UK only). 

Asmaa Abdirahman, from Hayes, represents Hillingdon in cross country and won gold at the London Youth Games in 2019.

She attends Hillingdon Athletics Club and received £2,000 for equipment and coaching.  

Asmaa said: “I hope to continue Tashan’s legacy in the future and honour his name as he was a teammate at my club.”

Young people can receive support to the maximum value of £2,000 per person, per year.

Individual applications will be assessed by a panel, including a member of the Daniel family.  

Chandimer Daniel, Tashan’s father, said: “To be able to help young people within the borough achieve their dreams and aspirations is fantastic.

“We feel immensely proud and honoured about the bursary and grateful that something positive can happen through the tragic loss of Tashan's life." 

Leader of Hillingdon Council, Cllr Ian Edwards, said: “Tashan was a keen sportsman with a passion to compete in the Olympic games as a world-class sprinter, and we hope this tribute to him will help young people to reach their goals in sport, culture and education.”  

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