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Gloucester County ASA

Promoting the development of ALL aquatic disciplines throughout the Gloucester County area

GCASA Club Development Grant 2023/24


Gloucester County ASA wishes to allow member clubs to apply for a development grant for the 2023/24 FY. The total amount of grant available is agreed at £18000 and this will be split across contributing members based on a £500 base grant plus a pro-rated element based on "Compete" membership numbers as at 31 March 2023. See the table below:

Gloucester County ASA



Max 2023/24 Grant

City of Bristol Aquatics£2200 
Bristol Penguin Olympic SC£1600 
Bristol Henleaze SC£1500 
Cheltenham S & W P Club£1400 
Bristol North SC£1200 
Gloucester City SC£1100 
Severnside Tritons SC£1100 
Soundwell SC£1000 
Cheltenham Phoenix SC£900 
Southwold SC£900 
Cirencester SC£800 
Tewkesbury SC£800 
Brockworth SC£800 
Cinderford & District SC£700 
Gloucester Masters SC£700 
Dursley Dolphins SC£600 
Lydney SC£600 
Out To Swim (Bristol) SC£0 
Stroud Masters SC£0 
University of Bristol SC£0 

The grant amount is available to all member clubs as in the above table but must be spent within the FY on club development activities and not general club running expenses. The grant includes the amounts the County would normally set aside for teacher/coach bursaries and is limited to £18000 in FY 2023/24.  To apply for their grant the Club must complete the on-line application form at:

Only one application per club will be accepted each year up to the maximum. 

Clubs can use the grants for whatever development activities they wish from the list of acceptable uses and limits below. The County requires a statement from the Club Chairman by the end of Feb 2024 stating the activities or items the grant has been spent on and a statement of the benefits realised. This must be submitted using the online form at:

Acceptance of the grant is confirmation that the Club will:

  • Support Gloucester County ASA activities such as attendance at Exec Meetings and the provision of officials and helpers at County events/activities.  Clubs receiving grants must have sent at least one representative to at least 3 of the 5 County meetings in FY 2023/24 otherwise or will be ineligible for any grants/funding in FY 2024/25.
  • Provide volunteers for County run competitions as requested
  • Provide Officials as requested for County run meets
  • Support County Championships, and County representative teams such as Three Counties and National Inter-county Teams.

The table below gives indications of the type of expenditure that is considered acceptable to use the grant money for and some examples of expenditure that is not acceptable. The examples are not exhaustive and if there is any doubt as to acceptability then the Club should contact the County Secretary.

Gloucester County ASA Sec


Acceptable use

Limit of expenditure

In-house skill development workshops for the benefit of both swimmers and L1 and L2 coaches.

£200 per event

50m long course training for clubs that do not have regular weekly access to a long course pool.

Max of £350 per year

Projects aimed at promoting or developing Networks of clubs

Max £300 per year per club involved

Introducing new swimmers to competitive swimming via links with schools and pool operators learn to swim sessions.

£100 per activity

Funding L1 and L2 teaching/coaching courses for volunteers within clubs.

(Up to £50 for each Assistant Coach and £100 for each Coach Course)

Fund novice/development competition for new/In-experienced swimmers.

£150 per activity

Purchase development resources, i.e. Books, videos etc for new teachers and coaches, music equipment, waterpolo nets, balls, hats etc.

Max of £200 per year

Training equipment targeted at “whole club” use. e.g. set of group hand paddles, poolside pace clock etc.

Max of £250 per year

Swim development clinic expenses

Max £200 per clinic


Unacceptable Use

Regular club session pool hire costs

Regular Coach/Teacher salaries or expenses

Christmas parties/presentation evening funding or

Other club social activities

Purchase of trophies/swim badges etc