Funding and Grants
Starting out in Rounders can be fairly inexpensive as a lot of equipment can be improvised from everyday belongings. However whilst this may suffice in the early stages of play, as the games and participation develop and grow, you should be considering providing team members with approved rounders equipment and maybe even a uniform. Playing with professional equipment helps to generate awareness of your sport and a uniform emphasises equality.
Rounders equipment and a team uniform requires money. Fortunately, grants are provided by a myriad of sources which you can apply for on behalf of your team. It is important to find the right grant before starting work on an application and it is also essential to keep informed about any grants that are available to you. Click on this link, to the County Sports Partnership (CSP) Network, to keep up-to-date about grant assistance in your region.
Where to go for help
Once you have found the funding scheme you are looking for, there is without doubt, no better place to go for help than to the awarding body. Alternatively, the best port of call is to look for support at a local level ie your regions County Sports Partner.
UK coaching in partnership with the England Coaching Network, Governing Bodies of Sport and the Home Countries has updated the Funding Opportunities for Coaching in The UK guide. The guide contains information on funding available in the UK to support coaching and is available to download here.
The guide is an interactive PDF that allows the user to quickly identify the right funding for them. It includes the following key sections
- ‘Top Tips’ will help first time funding applicants to get their applications right
- Governing Body funding for those coaches affiliated to and working within key whole sport plan areas
If you are a member of the above scheme then CSSC can subsidise your training fees if you are working towards a Rounders coach or umpire qualification.