ReTrain to ReTain: New funding available for coaches

Date: 8 November 2021   Author: Energise Me

As part of the Great Coaching Comeback campaign, UK Coaching in partnership with CIMSPA and EMDUK, has launched a new initiative ReTrain to ReTain, funded by Sport England.

The fully-funded scheme aims to provide skills, training and targeted support for 25,000 volunteer coaches. It also aims to support 25,000 sport and activity professionals, who have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Support available for volunteer coaches

Volunteer coaches who live in an area of economic deprivation or who support under-represented groups could benefit from this scheme. UK Coaching is providing eligible coaches with 12 months’ access to online training courses and resources. They hope this will help develop your coaching skills and provide them with the minimum requirements to encourage and facilitate a smooth return to coaching.

This includes fully-funded access to:

  • a subscription to UK Coaching Club (worth £24 per year).
  • Renewal: Safeguarding & Protecting Children (Digital Kids option) eLearning.
  • Mental Health Awareness for Sport & Physical Activity+ eLearning.
  • St John Ambulance First Aid Digital Refresher eLearning.


Support available for employed coaches

In addition to UK Coaching’s commitment to supporting 25,000 volunteer coaches, the ReTrain to ReTain programme includes wide-ranging support for paid and self-employed coaches, fitness professionals, and employers.

Applications are open until 31 March, 2022, and support will be provided to the first 25,000 successfully eligible applicants.

Find out more and see if you are eligible to apply here.

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