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Gloucester County ASA

Promoting the development of ALL aquatic disciplines throughout the Gloucester County area

GCASA Club Development Grant 2018/19

 

Gloucester County ASA wishes to provide member clubs with the opportunity to apply for a development grant for the 2018/19 FY. The total amount of grant available agreed at the 2018 AGM was £16000 this will be split across contributing members based on a £250 base grant plus a pro-rated element based on Cat 2 membership at 31 March 2018. See table below:

     

Gloucester County ASA

  
  

 Club

Cat 2

Grant

  

City of Bristol SC

334

£2,198

  

Cheltenham S & W P Club

269

£1,819

  

Bristol Henleaze SC

188

£1,346

  

Severnside Tritons Swimming Club

163

£1,200

  

Gloucester City SC

161

£1,189

  

Bristol Penguin Olympic SC

148

£1,113

  

Bristol North SC

138

£1,055

  

Soundwell SC

133

£1,026

  

Southwold Swimming Club

93

£792

  

Cirencester SC

87

£757

  

Tewkesbury SC

79

£711

  

Cinderford & District SC

62

£612

  

Brockworth Swimming Club

61

£606

  

Gloucester Masters SC

45

£512

  

Dursley Dolphins

30

£425

  

South Gloucestershire Water Polo Club

18

£355

  

Bristol Masters SC

6

£285

  

Total

2,015

£16,000

  
     
     

Lydney SC

29

£0

Not Attended Meetings

Stroud Masters SC

11

£0

Not Attended Meetings

Chipping Campden SC

2

£0

Not Attended Meetings

The grant amount is available to all member clubs as in the above table but must be spent within the FY on club development activities and not general club running expenses. The Grants include the amounts the County would normally set aside for teach/coach bursaries and is limited to £16000 in FY 2018/19.  To apply for a grant the Club must complete the on-line application form at:

https://form.jotformeu.com/70006465411344

Only one application per club will be accepted each year up to the maximum (may list more than 1 development activity). 

Clubs can use the grants for whatever development activities they wish but the County requires a statement from the Club Chairman by the end of Feb 2019 stating the activities or items the grant has been spent on and a statement of the benefits realised. This must be submitted using the on-line form at:

https://form.jotformeu.com/70006386937359

Acceptance of the grant is confirmation that the Club will:

  • Support Gloucester County ASA activity such as attendance at Exec Meetings and the provision of officials and helpers at County events/activities.  Clubs receiving grants must send at least one representative to at least 3 of the 5 County Exec meetings in FY 2018/19 otherwise or will be in-eligible for any grants/funding in FY 2019/20.
  • Provide volunteers for County run competitions as requested
  • Provide Officials as requested for County run meet
  • Support County Championships, County representative teams such as Three Counties and National Inter-county Teams.

The table below gives indications of the type of expenditure that is considered acceptable to use the grant money for and some examples of expenditure that is not acceptable. The examples are not exhaustive and if there is any doubt as to acceptability then the Club should contact the County Secretary.

Gloucester County ASA Sec

151 The Bluebells

Bradley Stoke

Bristol

BS32 8DU

Email: gloscountyasasec@gmail.com

Tel: 07747 617204

Acceptable use

Limit of expenditure

In-house skill development workshops for the benefit of both swimmers and L1 and L2 coaches.

£200 per event

50m long course training for clubs that do not have regular weekly access to a long course pool.

Max of £350 per year

Projects aimed at promoting or developing Networks of clubs

Max £300 per year per club involved

Introducing new swimmers to competitive swimming via links with schools and pool operators learn to swim sessions.

£100 per activity

Funding L1 and L2 teaching/coaching courses for volunteers within clubs.

(Up to £50 for each Assistant Coach and £100 for each Coach Course)

Fund novice/development competition for new/In-experienced swimmers.

£150 per activity

Purchase development resources, i.e. Books, videos etc for new teachers and coaches, music equipment, waterpolo nets, balls, hats etc.

Max of £200 per year

Training equipment targeted at “whole club” use. e.g. set of group hand paddles, poolside pace clock etc.

Max of £250 per year

Swim development clinic expenses

Max £200 per clinic

 

Unacceptable Use

Regular club session pool hire costs

Regular Coach/Teacher salaries or expenses

Christmas parties/presentation evening funding or

Other club social activities

Purchase of trophies/swim badges etc