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Funding & Bursary Opportunities

We all know that funding support can go a long way in helping students achieve their individual sporting goals whilst at university.

sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network, Governing Bodies of Sport and the Home Country Sports Councils have updated the ‘Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK’ guide to include the latest funding information.

The guide is an interactive PDF that allows the user to quickly identify the right funding for them.  It includes the following key sections

A handy top tips section and animation to help first time funding applicants to get their applications right

Comprehensive funding listings for England that have been compiled by the England Coaching Network

Funding information for Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales direct from the Home Country Sports Councils

Governing Body funding for those coaches affiliated to and working within key whole sport plan areas

The guide can be downloaded from here

There are a couple of funding opportunities available specifically targeted to students at university, click on the links below for further details: 

Chris Potter Sports Bursary

James Brownhill Memorial Fund


Please Note: A number of the funding and bursary opportunities are not open all year round, you will need to check what time applications open for each one if interested. 

If you have been successful in applying for other funding streams not identified above, let us know by email Amy Seaman, BUCS Sport Development Manager. 

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