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Committee News Update – February 2014

February 2014 Committee Meeting

The minutes of the latest Trampoline-East Committee meeting are now on-line with updates on a number of important areas:

  • Funding of bursaries by ECGA are changing;
  • Update on measures to ensure all coaches attending competitions have appropriate membership and safeguarding qualifications;
  • Competitors being entered for grades they are not qualified for;
  • Our own Regional Finals are set for 22nd June in Norwich;
  • Coach & Judge education;
  • National League;
  • Competition attire.

To find out more please read the minutes:

July Funding update

BG’s July Funding newsletter (attached) lists lots more funding opportunities for clubs to investigate including:

Coach funding from Gillette

Gillette Logo

Sarah Parker at BG has told us:

Gillette UK have announced a grants programme for coaches. To apply, coaches need to go to the Gillette Facebook page (link below), ‘like’ it and then complete a very short application form (basically just name, contact details, club and qualification).

You will be informed by the end of September if you were successful or not. There are no details of how much funding is available or any further details but it looks quite straightforward and it is in partnership with SportsCoachUK.


… in checking this out the webmaster found that there is a ‘Coaching’ sub-page that is the key one to ‘Like’ – the Logo above right links directly to that page.

BG’s April Funding Newsletter

BG’s latest funding newsletter has 8 pages of potential funding sources including:

  • Sportsmatch – up to £100k
  • Hidden Charitable Fund – for small schemes & clubs
  • National Loan Guarantee Scheme for loan funding
  • Comic Relief (deadline 8th June)
  • Sported for schemes looking to help disadvantaged youngsters aged 11 – 25
  • MARS Refuel Drink Fund – awards of up to £1,000
  • Esmee Fairbairn – unusually offering funding for running costs!
  • Disabilities funding:
    • Peter Harrison Foundation
    • Cable & Wireless Worldwide
  • BUPA Foundation Annual Prizes
  • Youth Investment Fund for those aged 18 – 24
  • Big Society Capital Funding providing loans between £500k and £15m!
  • Village SOS for community-based projects in communities of less than 3,000 people
  • Community Matters – consultancy
  • Investment & Contract Readiness Fund – targeting high growth projects
  • Government Giving – potential for matched funding

Click the link to download…  BG Funding newsletter Apr 2012

Funding Directory from SportsCoachUK

Sports Coach UK

Sarah Parker at BG has advised us of another source of funding opportunities:

Sports Coach UK in partnership with the CSSN and SkillsActive has updated the Funding Opportunities for Coaching guide. The guide contains information on funding available in England to support coaching.

The guide is now available to download from http://www.sportscoachuk.org/resource/funding-coaching-guide.

This is an extremely useful tool so please make use of it.

… with 66 pages of detailed listings though you will need to set some time aside to review them all (although the first 8 are national and the next 11 Eastern so maybe not too bad)!
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