Bursaries and Funding

Regional Course & CPD Bursaries 2023

Applications for 2023 bursaries will remain open until 23.59 on 10th December 2023.  

Please note bursaries are only available to clubs that are SwimMark accredited and meet all criteria, please check all criteria carefully before submitting.

Each bursary type has an individual submission link available within each supporting document. 

If you have any questions about the Regional Course Bursaries for 2023, please email the regional team.

Only Swim England / IoS courses will be considered at the following amounts:
  • Assistant Coach – all disciplines = £50
  • Coach – all disciplines*  = £100
  • Assistant Teacher = £25
  • Teacher = £50
 *Including Level 2 Open Water Coach, Land Training (Swimming)
More information about the 2023 scheme including the submission link is available here.

The Region has extended bursaries available to a number of CPD opportunities including Swim England pathway conferences and online CPDs. Please find details on the CPD bursaries including the submission link here.

All details on Regional funding for those completing Senior Coach including the submission link can be found here.

Please note all submissions need to be within 3 months of the qualification certification date. 

County Bursaries

All counties in the East Midlands offer some form of grants or bursaries.
Use these links to find information about opportunities in your county:

Additional funding opportunities

There are various sources of funding that clubs may be able to access to help with their development plans. In addition to the bodies listed below it is always worth looking for local organisations with an interest in youth, sport, education and health. Clubs should also ask their local authorities, who often have sport development funding, and county associations who may offer development bursaries.

Active Partnerships (formerly County Sports Partnerships) often have details of local funding opportunities.

Michael Mogan, Swim England’s Head of Fundraising, has put together some useful Q&A’s.