Jersey Sport administers travel, coaching and officiating grants for sports.
The Travel Grants scheme backs Jersey’s athletes, helping with the cost of journeys to compete in events and training camps at a higher level.
In 2019, £119k from Government of Jersey funding was distributed as part of their commitment to developing athletes. Those grants, administered by Jersey Sport, helped 27 different sports with approximately 3,300 journeys.
We aim to reduce the administration for all involved with the travel grants process whilst continuing to maintain due diligence to ensure the appropriate allocation of funds.
Closing date for 2020 applications: 31 January 2020.
Applications may be accepted throughout the year in exceptional circumstances to be considered (along with existing un-funded activities) for the re-allocation of identified underspends or any unallocated budget.
For more information on the scheme please contact: email@example.com
In 2019 Jersey Sport created a new fund of approximately £20k available to sports to bid for:
• To support coaches, officials and volunteers who have demonstrated a commitment to the development of their sport to earn qualifications or undertake CPD. This may include relevant support services (eg. strength and conditioning) in addition to sport specific qualifications.
• To bring specialist coaches or senior officials to Jersey to develop athletes, coaches or officials. Priority will be given to requests to develop more than one group (athletes, coaches or officials) in the same trip.
• To be considered for support to bring a coach, tutor or mentor to Jersey, their level of coaching or officiating must be of a higher level than available on-island and a minimum of UK Coaching level 3 coaching, or equivalent, and the purpose for bringing the coach or senior official to the island must be made clear.
Successful funding requests will be paid in arrears upon submission of relevant claim form with supporting receipts and only for islanders who complete and pass the relevant course, certificates will be required to support the claim(s).
Funding requests will only be considered where relevant safeguarding policies and processes are in place. All funding from other sources related to these activities must be declared.
It is anticipated the requests for funding will far exceed the total available. Decisions will be based on the information available with a potential tiered contribution against the level of qualification, with priority given to higher-level qualifications.
Grant recipients must commit to the equivalent of one hour per week of volunteering in their sport for a minimum of 6 months from the date qualified or upskilled. This does not exclude coaches or officials being paid for related work above and beyond this. Ideally, the volunteering time should be used to develop the sport across the island using the new skills or qualification.
Funding requests are welcomed from sports associations who have a remit to support their relevant sport’s athlete and coaching pathways across the island. Requests may be accepted from clubs where an association does not exist.
Initial applications are invited by 31 January 2020. However, applications will be considered on a rolling-basis throughout the year where budget is available. Retrospective applications will not be considered except in exceptional circumstances on a case by case basis.