The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

The Royal Caledonian Curling Club

National Governing Body for Curling in Scotland

Club Development

Club Coaching Sessions & Events

Royal Caledonian Curling Club staff can support your club or province to host coaching sessions and events. Events hosted to date include Strategy & Tactics, Delivery Analysis, Ladies Coaching Days and Masterclasses however we are happy to discuss any ideas you have!

If you are interested in hosting an event, please contact Sheila Swan to discuss potential dates and requests. The Royal Caledonian Curling Club can support affiliated clubs with promotional material, content and provision of qualified coaches.

Funding

The Telegraph have teamed up with BT to offer sports clubs the chance to win £5,000, as part of the BT 25th Birthday Bursary Fund, which is aimed at increasing participation of disabled people in sport.

Funding LogosIn the build up to National Paralympic Day on 30 August, BT have launched a competition for sports clubs in recognition of the British Paralympic Associations 25th anniversary. There are five prizes of £5,000 each which will go to those clubs who, in the opinion of the judges, best demonstrate how they will use the prize money to either create or increase the opportunities for disabled people to play sport. The prize money comes from BT’s Supports Club, which is a combination of all BT and BT Sport’s charity initiatives and raises money to fund grassroots sporting initiatives.

To nominate a club to receive one of the BT 25th Birthday Bursary awards, members of the public should submit no more than 250 words on why their chosen club is a worthy recipient – and how £5,000 would help.

The judging panel includes BT’s group marketing and brand director Suzi Williams, Paralympic athlete Nathan Stephens, comedian and Channel 4 presenter Adam Hills and the Telegraph’s Gareth A Davies.

For more information go to: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/sport/disability-sports-funding/11010656/win-funding-for-sports-club.html

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MARS Milk is seeking to encourage people to play more with the launch of an exciting new initiative, the MARS Milk Play Fund.

Milk-play-fund-logos-1The fund, which runs from May 1 2014 until September 30 2014, will donate cash awards to sports individuals and clubs in need of extra funding, whether they need new kit, help with travel costs, extra pitch time or competition entry fees.

Each month, ten deserving applicants will be selected to receive a donation of £300. There will also be a £1,000 award for the monthly People’s Choice award, where the public can vote for their favourite individual, club or team.

The fund is open to residents of, and clubs and organisations based in the UK and Republic of Ireland only. Applicants must be 18 years or over and only one application will be accepted per person, club or organisation.

Applications to the fund can be made on the MARS Milk website www.marsmilk.com from May 1 2014.

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The Big Lottery Fund’s 2014 Communities offers grants between £300 and £2000 to sports clubs, voluntary and community organisations, community councils and schools.

2014 logoThe highest priority areas for funding are:

  • Getting more children under 5 to take part in physical activity
  • Getting more women and girls to take part in physical activity
  • Getting more disabled people to take part in physical activity
  • Getting more older people aged over 65 to take part in physical activity.

You must be able to complete the project and spend the entire grant within a maximum of twelve months of receiving the grant payment. A decision will be made within 20 working days of a completed application and supporting documentation such as constitutions and bank statements will be required only after a conditional offer has been made. If the documents are satisfactory, the grant will be paid into your club’s bank account.

If you would like advice or support to complete an application, please contact Sheila Swan or Judith McCleary.