(Updated April 2013)
This bursary scheme has been created 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. We currently have two funding strands to the bursary scheme.
Please read the full details of the priorities and eligibility of each funding strand before applying:
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.
Priority will be given to coaches and leaders who are:
There are two themes to the Inclusive Coaching Stream:
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 scheme before applying to the bursary scheme.
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 scheme before applying to the bursary scheme.
The generic WY Coach and Leader Bursary Scheme is currently closed for applications. We are seeking further funding to support people to gain coaching and leadership qualifications.
Bursaries can not be awarded if the application is received once the qualification has started.
The Scheme will only fund qualification costs and fees. It will not fund additional modules (e.g. first aid and safeguarding), accommodation or any other associated expenses or costs.
Anyone looking to apply for a bursary MUST get support for their application from either:
Please note giving details of a referee from your own club / organisation is not sufficient.
You must apply before your course starts. Unfortunately we aren’t able to accept applications once you have begun your course.
Applications will be considered every2 month. The deadline for future rounds of applications is as follows:
Your application will be considered by a panel made up of partners from across West Yorkshire. The panel decision will be final. Applicants will be notified within 4 weeks of the application deadline.
Applications to both bursary schemes listed above are made through the same online application form.
Coaches and leaders will be required to register with Coaching West Yorkshire and complete their profile and the application form through the site as follows:
Any coach or leader who is unable to register online should contact West Yorkshire Sport on 0113 393 9950.
Please complete all sections of the application as fully as possible. It is important that you tell us how your coaching would meet the priorities of the scheme. Please include details of the age group you currently and / or will coach if supported by the bursary scheme, and how completing the course will help you to increase participation in sport.
To complete a bursary application you will require the following information:
To see the full details of the questions in the application form click here - this will allow you to plan your answers before starting to apply.
For further information about the scheme please contact Les Ford, Coaching Development Manager, West Yorkshire Sport. 0113 393 9950 firstname.lastname@example.org.