Sussex County

Sussex County

Amateur Swimming Association


Sussex County ASA bursary scheme

Sussex County ASA have launched a bursary scheme that is open to all affiliated clubs.

The aim of the scheme, which has a £9,000 budget for a trial period of one year from October 2018, is to provide clubs with access to top up funding that can be used to develop all disciplines. The bursary scheme should not be seen as a first call by clubs.

Here are some ideas of projects that the bursary scheme might support:

  • Providing teachers and coaches with recognised qualifications that will have a long-term benefit to the development of all competitive disciplines. (qualifications would normally be gained through the Institute of Swimming and be for qualifications Level 2 or above)
  • Acquisition of capital equipment that would improve the competitiveness of athletes.
  • Providing a unique opportunity in swimming development.

Criteria: All applications must be accompanied by evidence that other funding sources have been sought. 

  1. Awards will not be made retrospectively or for commitments already made. 
  2. Grants may be awarded to support investment in capital of revenue projects.
  3. Normally, no award would be greater than £500 or for more than 30% of total project cost.
  4. Awards made for training and qualifications may normally only be used to support recognised Institute of Swimming or Swim England training courses. 
  5. All bursary applications must be signed off by the Club Chairman.

How to apply

Complete the application form making sure that you also supply the evidence requested.

What happens next?

All bursary applications will be reviewed by the Bursary Panel and will be judged against the published criteria and quality of application. 

The Bursary Panel is made up of volunteers from clubs and the Chairman of Sussex County ASA. The panel members are:

  • Brian DeVal – Chairman, Sussex County ASA
  • Fraser Macleod – Crawley SC
  • John Kent – Brighton SC
  • Les Hawkey – Mid Sussex Marlins SC
  • Matthew Cumber – Atlantis SC
  • Olivier Choron – Hastings Seagull SC
  • Paul Kendrick – Shiverers SC
  • Wolfgang Gower – Hailsham SC

The panel will work in the best interest of the County.  Members will declare a conflict of interest if an application from their own club is being reviewed.   

Other funding opportunities. 

Swim England South East have a bursary scheme for SwimMark accredited clubs.

Cash4Clubs is a sports funding scheme, giving clubs a unique chance to apply for grants to improve facilities, buy new equipment, gain qualifications and invest in the sustainability of their organisation.

The Cash 4 Clubs scheme has given out sports grants to many deserving recipients and is committed to funding even more sports clubs in the future. With awards of £500, £750, £1000 and £10,000 available.

Cash 4 Clubs gives away real money that can help your club.

Club Matters is Sport England’s one stop shop for sports clubs. Club Matters provides free, convenient, practical resources to help you develop and run a sustainable club.

Funding 4 Sport was established to take one of the leading positions in funding within the sports and community deveopment industry.