Bursaries & funding

The South East Region manage a range of bursary and funding schemes to support teachers, coaches and athletes.

Regional Bursary Scheme 2017/18

This scheme is designed to reduce some of the financial burden experienced by individuals when undertaking their continuous professional development, the ASA South East Region has made some funding available towards the cost of ASA/UKCC & SCUK courses.

Applicants must be from clubs with swim21 accreditation and demonstrate that they have been actively engaged in teaching or coaching with the club for at least 6 months and expect to continue working at the club following the training.

Download the full criteria and an application form for the Regional Bursary Scheme 2017/18.

Regional Bursary Scheme for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Courses 2017/18

In order to reduce some of the financial burden on swim21 accredited clubs, the Region will help towards the cost of the following CPD courses. The Region will support up to 50% of the cost of the course or £15 per person (whichever is the smaller amount).

  • Safeguarding and Protecting Children SCUK/IoS
  • Renewal: Safeguarding and Protecting Children in Sport (online refresher)
  • Coaching Disabled Performers SCUK
  • Equity in your Coaching/Club for All SCUK

Download the full criteria and an application form for CPD Bursary Form 2017.18.

Athlete Contribution to South East Region Training camps policy

During the year disciplines either run or can run training camps either on-shore or off-shore and in order to avoid any confusion the Region has agreed a level of contribution for the athletes attending these camps.

Channel Island Travel Support Scheme 2017/18

The South East Region recognises that athletes and coaches on the Channel Islands are at a disadvantage with regard to the cost of travelling to Regional Talent Camps and Coaches Workshops organised by the region.  The Region will contribute to the extra travel and accommodation expenses necessarily incurred in attending such events. The Region will support up to 50% of the cost with a limit of £150 per person.

  1. The event must be organised by the South East Region and be a training camp for an athlete or a Workshop for a coach.
  2. Travel must be from the Channel Island to the event
  3. Expenses must be incurred in relation to the event and may include travel and accommodation.
  4. Funding must be applied for ahead of the event.

Download the full criteria and application form for the Channel Island Travel Support 2017/8.

Distance Meet Support Scheme 2017/18

In order to encourage clubs to run Distance Meets and reduce some of the financial burden, the ASA South East Region has made some funding available towards the cost of pool hire.

The aim of supporting these meets is to:

  1. Encourage swimmers to enter and compete in distance events
  2. Provide qualification opportunities for National Events
  3. Provide pool events for Open Water swimmers during the winter.
  4. Provide meets at Level 1 and Level 3 across the Region and spread through the year, taking into account the swimming calendar with County, Regional and National Competitions.

Download the full criteria and an application form for the Distance Meet Support 2017/18.

Hardship Funding Policy

ASA South East Region recognise that aquatics can be a relatively expensive sport, in particular for top athletes and they may experience funding difficulties. The Region does not provide hardship funding, but encourages clubs, athletes and their families to actively seek external funding. Please click here to see the policy.

Start Up Funding Policy

ASA South East Region is pro-active in the development of the sport within the region, in particular through the formation of new clubs and new sections of existing clubs in the disciplines of Water Polo, Synchro and Diving. In setting up new clubs or new sections, funding may be needed to pay in advance for pool time and other items, before any funds are accumulated from athletes paying membership and training fees, and any grants from funding bodies have been received.

The Region will assist clubs through the Regional Development Officers and if necessary the provision of temporary funding to overcome cash-flow issues. Please click here to see the policy.

General funding and sponsorship information

South East Region have identified a range of funding opportunities available to clubs in the Region. Download the Funding Guide here (updated March 2017). For other funding opportunities please view the Sports Coach UK Funding Guide.

The ASA and British Swimming have developed a toolkit to help clubs looking for sponsorship or working with sponsors. Download the toolkit.

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