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Derbyshire Coach Bursary Fund- Opens April 1st

Are you a coach in Derbyshire, looking to become qualified?

We are excited to announce the opening of the Derbyshire Coach Bursary on the 1st of April 2019. The Bursary is aimed at supporting coaches/activators who need financial help to gain qualifications required to deliver their activities.

The fund looks to support individuals who are:

  1. Supporting the inactive to become active
  2. Ensuring that people are supported and encouraged to engage in sport.
  3. Helping to keep people engaged in physical activity and sport throughout their lives

In particular those who are coaching/activating:

i. Women and girls.

ii. People from lower socio-economic groups.

iii. Young people aged 5-18

iv. People with disabilities to become more active and engage in physical activity and sport.

To be supported the coach/activator would be required to be delivering community-based activity and agree to deliver voluntary coaching hours to enable them to claim their funding.

The maximum funding amounts will be 50% of the cost of the course up to a maximum of:

£75 for an activator course/qualification

£100 for level 1 qualification

£200 for a level 2 qualification

£300 for a level 3 qualification

*Please note we are not able to support CPD courses at this present time.

To be eligible a coach/activator must either live in Derbyshire or coach/activate within the Derbyshire boarders.

To be supported the coach/activator will be required to be delivering community-based activity and agree to deliver voluntary coaching hours to enable them to claim funding.

The Coach/activator must also APPLY BEFORE THE COURSE STARTS!

Funding rounds

The Derbyshire Coach Bursary will be run over 5 rounds* the dates of which are detailed below.

Round 1: Opens 1st April and closes 28th July 2019

Round 2: Opens 29th July and closes 24th November 2019

Round 3: Opens 25th November and closes 29th March 2020

Round 4: Opens 30th March and closes 26th July 2020

Round 5: Opens 27th July and closes 29th November 2020

*bursary will run over 5 rounds as long as funds allow.

Please note that applicants will only be notified of the decision on their application once the round has closed and decisions have been made which can be up to 3 weeks after the end of the round.

Notifications will be distributed via email so please ensure you list the correct email address.