Athletics Network funding
This page gives you guidance on how you can apply for funding for your Athletics Network. A new 'Menu of Service approach has been developed to enable your Network to apply for funding for specific purposes. Your new plan should reflect this approach.
On the right hand side of this page you are able to download documents outlining the specific project areas that you should consider. There is a document outlining the 'Menu of Service' that is availble to you. There is also a downloadable 'Network Plan Submission form'. The process is as follows:
- You can apply for funding out of any project area within any of the sections outlined.
- You can choose which project areas you wish to apply for funding towards. There are no restrictions to the number of projects per section or number of projects overall. You are reminded to focus on key priority areas – areas of development which will make the biggest impact on athletics within your network area.
- You can apply for up to £10,000 in any one financial year.
- You are encouraged to be innovative in your approach and take ownership of your plan to help ensure success.
- You will be expected to sustain or develop your activity through additional investment (non England Athletics).
- You will be expected to match fund whole plan applications to England Athletics by 50%. A reasonable amount (up to half) of match funding may be ‘in kind’ investment contributions from network partners however you are encouraged to find matched financial investment as a priority to help develop network sustainability.
- You should conduct your own needs analysis (to identify projects where development is required) before applying for funding to ensure priorities are being addressed through the projects you identify.
- Ensure you make reference in your plan to the sustainability of projects/ programmes that you want to deliver.
- When you are developing your budgets please make clear if you are utilising 2012/13 underspend.
- Within the submission you will be asked to provide details of your targets for each project you wish to deliver.
- Targets will be reviewed by the network plan submission panel and may be negotiated at panel stage.
- Reporting, monitoring and evaluation will take place quarterly reflecting the targets and outcomes in your plan.
- Submission deadline: 28th March 2013
- Athletics means all forms of the sport including recreational running, delivered through activation of groups, leaders and marked routes or from clubs initiating new running events and races.
Setting your objectives
Outlined below are some of our wider National strategic outcomes (annual measures) and you should demonstrate in your submission how you will help to contribute towards these:
- 76,000 new athletes (taking part 1 x 30 minutes per week)
- Two thirds of the total new athletes will be 26years + and one third will be aged 14-25
- 8% disabled athletes
- 5% increase in affiliated members
- 1500 trained leaders aged 14-25 years
- 5000 newly qualified coaches in clubs
- Increasing the number of satellite clubs and the number of people attending satellite clubs
- Improving the experiences of every participant in the sport
- Improving club structures
- Ensure the inclusive nature of all activities by considering disabled participants, coaches, officials and volunteers at every stage
Athletics Network funding
England Athletics has funding to enable selected networks to receive financial support.