Clubs (with a minimum seven-year lease) can bid for grants of between £20,000 and £75,000. The key point is the need to demonstrate how this fund can help them create more opportunities for people to get involved in archery.
The impact of Inspired Facilities funding has had a positive effect on archery clubs. Valley Bowmen of Huddersfield used the funding to create a secure store, kitchen and a toilet block including all necessary services and with provision for access for all. More recently, Tockington Archers (£24,359), Redhill Archers and Derwent Bowmen (both £50,000) have benefited from the funding.
Arran Coggan, Archery GB's Development Manager, said: "The funding helps provide better facilities - such as toilets and changing rooms - may not be what the sport has always done in the past, but this is about looking to the future and providing a better experience for new, and existing members, to keep them engaged and retained within archery."
For further support and information please contact Arran Coggan, Development Manager - Participation, email: email@example.com or call 07525 233592.
Funding from the Sports Councils in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland varies however there are opportunities suitable for archery clubs and some of main streams are covered in the Handy Guide to Funding (link to http://www.archerygb.org/support/clubs/funding.php), updated every three months by Archery GB.
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