LEICESTERSHIRE, LEICESTER AND RUTLAND ACTIVE SPORTS PARTNERSHIP
COACH SCHOLARSHIP POLICY
The Active Sports Programme is a 5 year initiative, targeting 9 sports, namely, athletics, basketball, cricket, girls football, hockey, netball, rugby, swimming and tennis. Sport England has assisted the National Governing Bodies of Sport to develop delivery templates to ensure young people have access to quality opportunities. The Active Sports Programme is funded by the National Lottery, Governing Bodies of Sport and all the Local Authorities of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland.
The Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Active Sports Partnership recognises that there is a shortage of quality sports coaches within the partnership area. This was highlighted within an audit co-ordinated by the Active Sports Partnership in January 2000. The introduction of this scholarship policy, we hope, will encourage new volunteers into sports coaching. The Active Sports Partnership also recognises that there are existing coaches who require support to broaden their knowledge of sports coaching. Scholarships may be awarded for qualified coaches undertaking the next level NGB awards and generic courses, such as those organised by Sports Coach UK.
Scholarship Criteria National Governing Body of Sport Courses
Please read carefully:
- The maximum scholarship allowed is 50% (or a maximum of £100) of the total cost of the course.
- Scholarships will not be awarded in retrospect of a candidate attending a course.
- A scholarship may only be awarded to attendees of a course targeting one of the 9 core Active Sports, ie. athletics, basketball, cricket, girls football, hockey, netball, rugby, swimming and tennis.
- Preference (until April 2003) will be given to those applicants attending a basketball, girls football, hockey, netball, rugby union and tennis NGB courses.
- Scholarships will not be awarded to sports coaches intending to work in a commercial environment.
- A scholarship may only be awarded to coaches who can demonstrate that they will be working with young people. A reference maybe required.
- There are limited resources available, applications will be assessed on a first come, first serve basis.
- Grants will be payable after an individual fully completes a course.
- Applications are particularly encouraged from women, disabled people, and people from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority communities.
Representatives of Active Sports will assess your application
Noel Haines, Partnership Services Co-ordinator
Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, Active Sports Partnership