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Coaching Derbyshire Funding

There are several funding streams open to coaches.

Supporting Development

Coaching Derbyshire provides funding support, amongst many other things, to support Coaches and activators across Derbyshire in their development.

If you wish to find out more about what else it has to offer please head over to the Coaching Derbyshire pages. You can also sign up now to become a Coaching Derbyshire member for free.

Below are detailed three bursary schemes that coaches and organisations may wish to apply for, namely the Coaching Derbyshire Bursary, Get In2 Coaching and the Activator Fund.

Coaching Derbyshire Bursary

One of the main barriers coaches face in their on-going development is the cost of courses and training to continually learn and develop themselves in their chosen sport(s).

Coaching Derbyshire is pleased to be able to offer financial support for coaches and activators who meet one or more of the application criteria below:

  • Coaching within a community sports club
  • Coaching on a Sportivate programme
  • Coaching Adults (16+)
  • Supporting talented athletes
  • Supporting young leaders
  • Setting up an activity or group to get people active

The rounds open as follows:

Round 36 - February 8th 2016 – May 15th 2016

Round 37 – May 16th 2016 – September 4th 2016

Round 38 – September 5th 2016 – February 5th 2017

For more information on the Coach Bursary please read our Guidance Notes attached below. To apply you will first need to sign up as a Coaching Derbyshire member, this will only take a few minutes and is completely free. When you've registered, head over to the Bursary Application page to apply.

Coaching Derbyshire financially supports coaches and leaders.

Disability Coaching Bursary

Our specialist Disability Coaching and Activator Bursary is funded through the IMPACT project and is open until September 30th. The bursary can offer up to 100% of course costs, please contact Suzanne.Watson@derbyshire.gov.uk or call 01773 571232.

Activator Fund

One of the main barriers faced when setting up new sports activity sessions is the lack of formally qualified coaches available to deliver activity and taking a step onto the coaching ladder can often be a big step, particularly for a volunteer.

So, in recent years, National Governing Bodies (NGBs) have been investing in new 'Activator' courses to combat these issues and allow more people to get involved in the leadership of new activities.

An Activator Course aims to equip the candidates with the tools to be able to co-ordinate a fun warm up game that will get everyone talking to each other, play some games from Games Cards, progress the session to include to a game of the focus sport, deliver a cool down and chat about what they enjoyed and what they would like to do next time.

The deadline for the 2015 round has passed but we are looking at reopening a further round in the future.

Get in 2 Coaching

More information coming soon!