Swimathon Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund

As the UK deals with coronavirus, the Swimathon Foundation are aware that the swimming and aquatics community faces a very difficult time with the closure of swimming facilities across the UK. The Swimathon Foundation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund (the “Fund”) has been established to offer grant funding for small organisations working in the swimming and aquatic community in the UK.

Through grants made from the Fund, it wishes to support existing small swimming and aquatics organisations so that they may continue to operate in these especially difficult times. The Swimathon Foundation has worked closely with Swim England, Swim Wales and Scottish Swimming in establishing a set of criteria for any funding application. See the criteria here.

What will the Swimathon Foundation fund?

The Fund has been established to help small swimming and aquatics organisations meet their obligations during this difficult period. These could be fixed costs or loss of revenue and might include, for example:

  • Swim coaching costs
  • Transport charge
  • Pool space hire cost
  • Event entry fee
  • Event hosting fees
  • Club kit subsidies
  • Insurance premiums

Applications will only be considered if they relate specifically to the financial impact on the applicable organisation of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic during the period from 01 March 2020 to 31 July 2020.

By way of a more detailed example, the Fund might support a swimming club which has had to pay for equipment or pool hire to run a Gala which has now been cancelled as a result of UK Government coronavirus guidelines. 

Click here to read how much and for more information about the fund on their website. 

Posted by Swim England South West on May 7th 2020

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