There are a range of funding opportunities available for Londoners wishing to undertake Swimming Teacher/Coach Training. The following are a list of some of the options that are available from a wide variety of organisations.

Sports Coach UK - The Funding Opportunities for Coaching in the UK guide provides details about funding available to support coaches. Produced by sports coach UK in partnership with the England Coaching Network, Governing Bodies of Sport and the Home Country Sports Councils the interactive PDF allows the user to quickly identify the right funding for them.

SCUK Coaching Funding Guide

London Sport have recently launched a brand new funding search tool to help sports organisations and individuals living and operating in the capital to access what funding grants and bursaries there are available. The tool is very user friendly, enables you to search by local authority area, specifies what each grant can and can’t be used for, you can save searches and also get notifications when new grants are added that suit your needs.
Use the new London Sport Funding Search Tool

There is also a wide range of resources and guidance available on generating funding via the Club Matters Website. This includes an ‘A-Z Of Fundraising Ideas’, top tips on member subscriptions and a sponsorship toolkit for example. Or if you’re thinking of applying for some funding and want some help on that then visit the interactive Club Matters Funding Guidance page.

Swim Mark Bursary Scheme

As part of its ongoing commitment to supporting clubs that have achieved SwimMark accreditation and in order to reduce some of the financial burden experienced by individuals when undertaking their continuous professional development, London Swimming is pleased to announce the re-launch of its coaching bursary scheme.   

Individuals from clubs that are affiliated to the London Region and have the SwimMark accreditation are now able to apply for the below;

-       Up to 50% (max of £197) off a Level 1 Coaching course
-       Up to 50% (max of £347) off a Level 2 Coaching course
-       Up to £500 off a Level 3 Coaching course

Clubs are now able to apply for 2 bursaries each year (it was only 1 previously) but only one application can be for a Level 2 or 3.

Read more about the criteria, view the terms and conditions and download the application form below.

Please note that the Region DOES NOT offer Bursaries for Teaching Courses.

SwimMark MENTOR Scheme

The London Swimming Club Development Group would also like to launch a new SwimMark mentor scheme which aims to reward clubs with £100 for assisting other clubs to gain the accreditation. This could be achieved through a variety of methods, for example meetings to provide support or sharing template documents as best practice. If your club would like to help mentor another, or perhaps your club is short on resource/volunteer time and would benefit from a mentor to help you through swim21, then please get in touch via