Bursary available for sports coaches

By NickiBlake on November 5th, 2012 - comments

Up to £150 is being made available to sports coaches in Lincolnshire who want to take a coaching qualification.

Throughout November and December, coaches can apply for up to 50% of National Governing Body Coach Education course costs. A maximum of £50 is available for Level 1, £100 for Level 2 and £150 for Level 3 upwards.

Coaches can also apply for the full course costs of attending generic coach education courses, such as ‘Equity in your Coaching’ or ‘Safeguarding and Protecting Children’, run by Active Lincolnshires Partnership.

Lizzie Borrill, Workforce Development Manager at Active Lincolnshires Partnership, said:

“We want to support coaches across Lincolnshire and understand that funding coaching qualifications can be very hard for individual coaches and sports clubs. The Coaching Bursary aims to support the development of coaches in our county, and encourage more participation in sport as a result.”

To be successful, coaches must be a member of the Lincolnshire Coaches Network, and be working with athletes over the age of 14. Individual coaches must apply for the bursary; applications from sports clubs on behalf of a coach will not be accepted.

Applications for the bursary will close on Monday 31st December 2012, and coaches will be notified via email on Monday 7th January 2013 if they have been successful or not.

Coaches can sign up to the Lincolnshire Coaches Network free of charge.

For more information about the bursary, and to download an application from, click here or call Lizzie on 01522 585 580.