Archery GB secures future investment from Sport England
6 February 2017 11:44
By Archery GB
Archery GB is set to continue its successful partnership with Sport England as it secures future investment which will allow archery to contribute to Sport England's Active Lives strategy, geared towards keeping the nation active.
The funding will be split between two key areas, the first will continue to target archery's 'core market' - people who have a strong affinity with the sport. It will build on the success of the vital club development work, strengthen participation projects across young people and adults and continue the progress made with our workforce development plan. The second will focus on talented athletes trying to reach the top, and the connection of the established Archery GB Performance Pathway to grassroots archery, incorporating key benefits to our coaching and competition strategies.
Neil Armitage, Archery GB Chief Executive, commented: "We have been preparing our funding bids, in conjunction with Sport England since February, as guided by Sport England, we submitted two separate funding bids. The first is a nine month interim bid to protect our 'core programmes' for our grassroots areas of the sport, while we finalise our commercial strategy. The commercial strategy will provide sustainability to our overall business strategy and allow us to bid for the remaining three years of 'core market' funding to take us through to the next cycle in 2021.
"The second is for talent, we have successfully bid for a full four year submission and this funding will be aimed at extending the successful Performance Pathway and its connection with grassroots activity, allowing us to meet our performance and participation ambitions in the future".
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