(Updated January 2014)
Please note: due to technical issues we are not currently using an online application from for our bursary schemes. To apply for a bursary please download the application form for the relevant bursary scheme and return the completed form to us. Application forms or how to obtain a form can be found under the details of each scheme).
West Yorkshire sport has a number of bursary schemes to encourage and support the personal and professional development of coaches and leaders working in West Yorkshire through subsidising the cost of National Governing Body qualifications. Currently these are as follows:
WYSport NGB Coach & Leader Bursary
WYSport Inclusive Coaching Bursary
Brief details of each are below, but please read the full details of the priorities and eligibility of each bursary scheme before you apply. The Guidance notes for each scheme also includes details of how to apply for each bursary scheme.
This scheme has been created to increase the number of active qualified leaders and coaches in the county available to support National Governing Body to meet their Whole Sport plan targets. This will be done by providing bursaries to support coaches and leaders identified by their NGB to gain the relevant qualification to deliver activity programmes to meet Whole Sport Plan priorities.
Funding through this scheme is only available to Coaches and Leader identified and referred to the scheme by their National Governing Body (NGB) or their local authority Sport’s Development Unit. To be supported by the scheme Coaches or Leaders must be deployed to deliver programmes that increase participation in line with the NGBs Whole Sport Plan priorities.
For further information please read the full details of the NGB Coach and Leader Bursary before applying to the bursary scheme.
The application process for this scheme is as follows:
This scheme has been created to support an increase in sports participation by people with a disability by increasing the number of coaches with the sports specific skills and knowledge to deliver inclusive coaching sessions, and supporting people with disabilities to gain National Governing Body coaching qualifications.
Funding is availabe to:
1. Coaches undertaking sport specific inclusion training / qualifications - funding is available to support coaches to attend sport specific NGB disability / inclusion modules or qualifications. (This does not include scUK workshops). Coaches and leaders can apply for up to 50% of the cost of the module / qualification.
2. People with a disability who wish to qualify as a coach - Funding is available to support individuals to gain Level 1 or 2 Coaching Awards or a recognised National Governing Body Leadership Award. It can fund up to 75% of the cost of these qualifications up to a maximum of £150 for Leadership awards and Level 1 coaching qualifications, and up to £300 for Level 2 coaching qualifications.
For further information please read the full details of the Inclusive Coaching Bursary before applying to the bursary scheme.
Download the WYSport Inclusive Coaching Bursary Application Form
This strand of the bursary is limited to the following sports: Badminton, Boccia, Fencing, Handball, Table Tennis, Volleyball, and Wheelchair Basketball.
This stream also supports individuals to gain Level 1 and Level 2 coach qualifications, and will fund up to 75% of the cost of these qualifications.
For further information please read the full details of the Change 4 Life Bursary before applying to the bursary scheme.
Download the WYSport Change4Life Bursary Application Form
This strand of the bursary is specifically to support an increase in participation in running so will only fund people to gain the England Athletics Leader in Running Fitness (LiRF) and Coach in Running Fitness (CiRF) qualifications.
Funding is available for up to 50% of the LiRF qualification and up to 75% of the cost of the CiRF qualification.
For further information please read the full details of the Running Bursary before applying to the bursary scheme.
Download the WYSport Running Bursary Application Form
For further information about the scheme please contact Les Ford, Coaching Development Manager, West Yorkshire Sport. 0113 393 9950 firstname.lastname@example.org.