Funding

 

Dorset County ASA policy on funding applications is as follows.

  1. It is DCASA policy to fund development activities not individuals or clubs.
  2. Development activities not run by DCASA may be considered for funding if open to and accessed by all/most County clubs and could not be supplied by DCASA for the same cost.
  3. DCASA policy is to support volunteer coaching activities and not fund development activities where the coaches are paid over and above the normal remuneration from their clubs.
  4. DCASA will refund mileage for coaches providing services at DCASA development activities where applicable and have been agreed in advance.
  5. Funding applications from individuals may be considered provided that application is for first selection by British Swimming or the ASA nation. Application must be made in writing with full details disclosed for consideration.
  6. Funding is not available to attend open meets, training camps or training.
  7. In cases of hardship individuals seeking funding should in the first instance apply to the home club.

Swim England South West Bursary

 

The Swim England South West Bursary is open to volunteers in affiliated clubs that are SwimMark accredited to apply for funding towards an IoS/UKCC course for teachers and coaches for all Swim England disciplines. There is a limited amount available for funding and not all applicants will be successful. The number of applications from a single club in any one year is limited to three, and the volunteering practice of the applicant may be taken into consideration. Bursaries will only be paid on receipt of proof that the applicant has successfully completed the course. For an application form click here – ASASW Bursary

 

DCASA note:

The funding year is April-March and the level of funding available is up to a maximum of £100 for a L1 course and up to a maximum of £200 for a L2 course. However, applicants typically receive the minimum of £50 for a L1 course and £100 a L2 which is then match-funded by Dorset County ASA. Retrospective applications (ie made after the course has been booked or completed) will only be considered if the course took place in the same financial year as the application is made. Application is made via Dorset County ASA and not direct to Swim England South West.

Dorset County Bursary

 

The Dorset County Bursary is open to members of all clubs affiliated to Dorset County ASA provided they are actively volunteering for that club. Applicants may apply for funding towards IoS/UKCC and the direct equivalent STA courses for teachers and coaches.There is a limited amount available for funding and not all applicants will be successful. The number of applications from a single club in any one year is limited to three and the volunteering practice of the applicant may be taken into consideration. Bursaries will only be paid on receipt of proof that the applicant has successfully completed the course. For an application form click here – DCASA Bursary 2017-2018

 

DCASA note:

The funding year is April-March and the level of funding available for IoS/UKCC courses is £50 for a L1 course and £100 for a L2 course. Funding for STA courses is pro rata. DCASA aims to support all applications for funding for teachers and coaches courses when possible, but will not award bursaries to paid coaches or double-fund volunteers receiving support from other sources (excludes funding from applicant’s own club). Clubs/volunteers found not declaring funding from other sources at the time of application will not be eligible to apply for funding thereafter. However an additional bursary may be awarded at the discretion of DCASA, and in particular where applicants have applied for a Swim England South West bursary but have only been awarded the minimum amount. Retrospective applications (ie made after the course has been booked or completed) will only be considered if the course took place in the same financial year as the application is made.

Dorset Officials

 

SWIMMING: Relicensing fee costs will be paid by Dorset County ASA for a qualified and licensed official who is a member of an affiliated club and who volunteers to officiate at County competitions on a regular basis. Requests should be made via the Dorset County ASA Officials organiser, Jill Beard.

OPEN WATER: Funding is available for Open Water Officials L1 and L2 training courses once the applicant has successfully completed the introductory classroom and practical session. Requests should be made via the Dorset County ASA County Secretary, Di Gibbs.

NOTE: Funding is only available for the courses stated above. Funding is not available for Child Safeguarding, First Aid courses, lifeguard training etc.