Children and Young People's Workforce Bursary

Do you support children and young people to be physically active?

Calling all coaches, volunteers and officials who live in Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight.  You do an incredible job in supporting people to be physically active. So, we want to support you to be the best you can be.

We have great news! Between January and end of March our Children and Young People’s Workforce Bursary is open to the voluntary physical activity workforce.

So, if you are a voluntary coach, organiser, leader… or play a role in supporting young people to be physically active, you might be eligible for some funding support.  This funding could support a new qualification or link you to learning that supports you do your role even better.

Application Process

Please read the following information carefully.

  • The Bursary Panel will meet at the end of March
  • Find your local council on the website to ensure you’re eligible for this funding
  • An application form must be completed and received prior to the start date of the qualification / course (retrospective applications will not be considered)
  • Priority will be given to those applying for Level 1 and 2 (or equivalent) qualifications
  • Only one application per organisation can be made during this time period
  • We will consider funding up to 75% of the course cost (to a maximum of £500)
  • Funds are paid to the applicant/club upon successful completion of the qualification/ programme
  • Proof of qualification will be required e.g. course certificate.  You will also need to complete a few questions detailing how your role as a coach official or volunteer has been enhanced by completing the qualification/programme

Who Can Apply?

This bursary is open to anyone working at a club/organisation the supports young people to be more physically active. We would welcome applications to support the workforce focus on things such as:

  • Putting young people being at the heart of creating fun experiences
  • Creating opportunities that enable young people to be active on their own terms and to feel confident in their ability
  • Building positive connections with physical activity
  • Encouraging young people to be physically active on a regular basis
  • Having access to opportunities that inspire young people to make physical activity a habit
  • Enhancing knowledge in areas such as diversity and inclusion and/or making a more welcoming space for young people
  • Promoting physical activity to young people, either on their own or with friends and family

How To Apply

Ready to apply? Hop over to the bursaries application form.

Alternatively, if you have a question that is not answered above then please get in touch with Helen Beckley.

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