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.
The coaching bursaries, which have been set at £120 for Level 1 and £150 for Level 2, are being administered through the Go-Ride team and will be given to volunteers in Go-Ride clubs in the following order of priority:
- Volunteers on the Cycling Award for Young Volunteers programme
- Club volunteers aged 16-18
- Club volunteers aged 18 and over
For all enquiries regarding eligibility or to apply, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
*Please note bursaries need to be applied for upfront and can not be retrospectively funded.
Further funding sources
If you can't 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.
Tel: 0161 274 2060