Funding

 

Dorset County ASA policy on funding applications is as follows.

  1. It is DCASA policy to fund development activities not individuals, clubs or other organisations.
  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 or less.
  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 reimbursement has been agreed in advance.
  5. Funding applications from individuals may be considered provided that application is for first selection by GB/England only. 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. Funding is not available for activities that are deemed to be the responsibility of the club to provide.
  8. In cases of hardship individuals seeking funding should in the first instance apply to the home club.

For full details of Dorset County ASA policy on funding please refer to the DCASA Policy & Operating Procedure document published on the County website.

Swim England South West Bursary

The Swim England South West Bursary is open to active 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 a financial 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 – SESWR Bursary Application

 

DCASA note:

  • The funding year is April-March and 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 as the application is made.
  • The level of funding available is up to a maximum of £100 for a Level 1 course, up to a maximum of £200 for a Level 2 course and up to a maximum of £400 for a Level 3 course (subject to satisfying DCASA conditions for  the award).
  • However, applicants typically receive the minimum of £50 for a Level 1 course, £100 for a Level 2 and £200 for a Level 3 course which is then match-funded by Dorset County ASA.
  • 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 Swim England members of all clubs affiliated to Dorset County ASA provided that they are actively volunteering for that club. Applicants may apply for funding towards IoS/UKCC courses for teachers and coaches for all Swim England disciplines as well as the direct equivalent STA teaching courses.There is a limited amount available for funding and not all applicants will be successful. The number of applications from a single club in a financial year is limited to three, in which the maximum number of applications from an individual is one, and the volunteering practice of the applicant will 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 application 2018

 

DCASA note:

  • The funding year is April 1 to March 31 and 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.
  • The level of funding available for IoS/UKCC courses is £50 for a Level 1 course, £100 for a Level 2 course and £200 for a Level 3 course (undertaken by a volunteer coach and where the home club has also supported the application with funding).
  • Funding for STA courses is pro rata to IoS/UKCC courses with the STA Award deemed to be equivalent to IoS/UKCC Level 1 and STA Certificate equivalent to IoS/UKCC Level 2.
  • 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 (funding from applicant’s own club must be declared).
  • However an additional bursary may be awarded at the discretion of DCASA in exceptional circumstances and by agreement with DCASA. 
  • Clubs and applicants found not declaring funding from other sources at the time of application will not be eligible to apply for funding thereafter. 
  • Funding for applicants on a discounted closed course may be considered as a Club application and funding will be pro rata to the cost of the undiscounted course.
  • Funding for applicants for all other relevant skills based courses will be considered on an individual basis.

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 Level 1 and Level 2 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.

 

CPD Courses

 

Funding is available for Safeguarding & Protecting workshops and Time to Listen workshops for a course cost in excess of £20 per attendee who must be members of Swim England via a Dorset County ASA affiliated club. There is no limit on the number of applications from a single club in any one financial year but funding for Time To Listen workshops may be restricted to Welfare Officers only. For an application form click here DCASA CPD Funding application 2018

Funding is not available for any other CPD courses, First Aid courses, lifeguard training etc.