“To build, develop and maintain a high quality and sustainable club infrastructure across the ASA North West region”
The Region are constantly striving to get the most up to date funding information and have recently launched three new projects detailed below.
Club Investment Fund
Swim England North West Region have made available £67k over the next three years for clubs within the Region. This fund will take the form of three funding streams; Coaching Bursary, Capital Purchases and Special Projects. Applications must meet all the required criteria including SwimMark accreditation or working towards and will be considered on a first come first served basis.
To offer financial support to club volunteers in obtaining coaching certificates which are vital in developing the necessary skills to deliver coaching sessions.
To support clubs with any capital purchases which will benefit their members (including time systems, diving blocks, starter equipment etc).
Classed as any project or activity which is currently not delivered as part of a club or a network of clubs’ regular activity.
Regional Grant Fund
Regional Grant monies are also available to widen the opportunity of support to the Region’s SwimMark Accredited clubs and those actively working towards SwimMark.
The Regional Grant process has been revised and is now based on the Clubs’ two yearly accreditation at National Panel. On approval by the National Panel, the clubs will receive their SwimMark certificate and accreditation letter via the Regional Office. In addition to this, clubs will automatically receive a payment of £500.00 into their chosen bank account.
Easy fundraising gives aquatics clubs access to an unlimited source of FREE funding as clubs receive donations when members and their families shop online. Currently there are over 1 million supporters with 900,000 good causes, which includes over 600 swimming clubs who have raised over £200k between them.
How It Works
• Sign up to Easy Fundraising
• Select chosen retailer
• Shop as normal
There are around 3,200 shops and sites to choose from for a range of different categories including; business deals, entertainment, travel, fashion and beauty. Individuals can also download ‘Donation Reminder’ which will appear on the retailers website, all they need to do is click ‘Activate Donation’ and then continue to shop as normal.
Currently £143,794.70 has been raised by 38 clubs within the North West, with £1,787.03 being raised by 1 club.
Safeguarding and Protecting Children Workshops
Swim England follows the recommendations made by NSPCC Child Protection in Sport Unit. Wavepower 2016-2019 sets out Swim England’s Child Safeguarding Policies and Procedures.
The recommended training for Swim England is Coaching UK: Safeguarding and Protecting Children (S&PC) Workshop. There is also an online refresher course available for those who have attended the initial face-to-face S&PC workshop.
To support our region Swim England North West have made funds available to support clubs accessing Coaching UK’s Safeguarding and Protecting Children workshops and renewals.