Funding to support club recruitment in 2017
The Bowls Development Alliance (BDA) has announced that, as a result of the recent funding award secured by the BDA from Sport England, the Play Bowls Package Funding Scheme will come into effect on 1st April 2017 until 31st March 2021.
The Play Bowls Package has been designed based on the success of the 2013-2017 Package Scheme that saw nearly 9,000 new people take up club memberships. It aims to provide clubs with the necessary financial and non-financial support to continue to grow and sustain the number of people playing bowls within their facilities.
£250 is available to affiliated clubs through the Play Bowls Package in addition to a range of marketing materials, session plans and guidance notes that will assist clubs, coaches and volunteers to deliver an effective Play Bowls Day and Play Bowls4Fun programme. Clubs can apply for one package per year during a package application window and is open to all affiliated Bowls England and English Indoor Bowls Association (EIBA Ltd) clubs that have a Coach Bowls registered or Coach Bowls qualified coach.
The first application window will open on Wednesday 1st February 2017 and close at 5pm on Friday 31st March 2017.
The next window will open on Monday 3rd July 2017 and close at 5pm on Thursday 31st August 2017.
It should be noted that old application forms will not be accepted. New application forms for the 2017-2021 Play Bowls Package will be available via www.playbowls.org from Tuesday 31st January and all applications for funding should be made via these forms. Please note, applications will only be accepted using the new form, which will also provide additional information in relation to the package and associated terms and conditions. The facility to apply online will remain in place and the BDA is encouraging as many clubs as possible to submit their application in that manner.
If you have any queries or questions regarding the package scheme, please contact Chris Parkin in the BDA Office on 01664 777001.