Workforce Development Officer
Coaches, volunteers and officials do an incredible job in supporting people to be active. So we support them to be the best they can be.
We provide Hampshire County Council-funded bursaries for coaches, volunteers and officials. Due to the source of the funding, the bursaries on this page are only available to people who live in Hampshire (excludes Isle of Wight, Portsmouth and Southampton). Other sources of funding are listed on our Finding Funding page.
The bursary reviewing panel will meet quarterly in 2022/23 at the end of the following months: June 2022, September 2022, December 2022 and March 2023.
Project 500 aims to get more women to become and remain coaches. These bursaries support women to gain their first qualifications and begin coaching. But they can also be used to gain higher level qualifications in a chosen sport.
These bursaries are part of our overall funding for coaches (see below). The responses to the frequently asked questions below apply to both funding pots. Project 500 applicants can also apply for Level 1 qualifications if they are:
Coaching bursaries aim to increase the number of qualified coaches, officials and volunteers in Hampshire. They help those living in the county to progress in their sporting qualifications. You can apply for coaching courses from Level 2 coaching awards upwards in Sport England-funded sports. Find out more and apply below.
Please note applications for alternative qualifications that enable you to support people being active will also be considered. These will be assessed on a case by case basis. We actively encourage courses that support inactive communities within Hampshire to become more active through:
All applicants must live in the Hampshire County Council area. Find your local council on the Gov.uk website to ensure you’re eligible for this funding.
NGBs, Local Authorities and clubs can apply as many times as they wish, providing it is for a different applicant (coach/official/volunteer) each time.
The maximum numbers of coaches, volunteers or officials in a club application are:
Awards are made to off-set the cost of the course and the examination.
The bursary will pay up to 75% of the course cost. The maximum is £500 per applicant. This is at the discretion of the panel.
The award must be an NGB or minimum standard award of at least Level 2 or above (Level1 or above for Project 500).
If you are under 18 years old then you will need to get an adult or guardian to complete the application on your behalf.
Ready to begin? 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.
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