The expertise of coaching is at the heart of cycling performance at every level of the sport and with 100% funding available in some regions of the UK, there really has never been a better time to tap into British Cycling's vast array of available courses.
There are openings in every region in Britain for bursaries or grants to help you either take your first steps into cycling coaching, or develop your skills along the coaching pathway through Levels 1, 2 and 3.
Please take a look at the list of options in your area and see if there is funding available to develop your skills as a coach.
Regional and national funding
For information, eligibility and to complete an application form to apply please see the sportscotland website.
To apply for funding for your club in Wales, visit Sport Wales for available funding opportunities.
In addition, British Cycling has recently started to administer its own Bursary scheme to coaches within Go-Ride clubs, details of which are below.
Funding is available for club volunteers looking to undertake a suitable coaching qualification. The bursary will provide a £150.00 discount on coaching courses and will be allocated in line with current Go-Ride priorities.
Bursaries are available for all clubs but will be allocated based on the strength of the application received.
Please Note: Coaching bursaries cannot be awarded retrospectively, please await confirmation of an award before paying for the course.
To apply, please read the guidance notes and criteria before completing an application form (both documents are available for download below) and return to:
Post: Joel Callister , British Cycling, HSBC UK National Cycling Centre , Stuart Street , Manchester M11 4DQ
Further funding sources
If you can not find anything above that suits your needs, firstly you could check the Sports Coach UK Funding Guide before trying one of the three steps outlined below:
1. Contact the Sport Development Officer in your local authority
There are often programmes and initiatives specifically for local communities that provide bursaries for volunteer training.
2. Contact your county sport partnership
If your local authority cannot help, there may be a broader initiative in your county providing financial assistance for coach education.