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Gloucester County ASA

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

GCASA Club Development Grant 2019/20


Gloucester County ASA wishes to provide member clubs with the opportunity to apply for a development grant for the 2019/20 FY. The total amount of grant available agreed at the 2019 AGM was £18000 this will be split across contributing members based on a £250 base grant plus a pro-rated element based on Cat 2 membership at 31 March 2019. See table below:


Gloucester County ASA



Cat 2



Cheltenham S & W P Club




City of Bristol Aquatics




Bristol Penguin Olympic SC




Bristol North SC




Bristol Henleaze SC




Severnside Tritons Swimming Club




Gloucester City SC




Southwold Swimming Club




Tewkesbury SC




Cirencester SC




Cinderford & District SC




Gloucester Masters SC




Dursley Dolphins




South Gloucestershire Water Polo Club








Bristol Masters SC







Soundwell SC119£0

Lack of 3 Counties

Support 2019

Not Attended

Meetings 2018/19

Brockworth SC



Not Attended

Meetings 18/19

Stroud Masters SC



Not Attended

Meetings 18/19

Chipping Campden SC



Not Attended

Meetings 18/19

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 Grants include the amounts the County would normally set aside for teacher/coach bursaries and is limited to £18000 in FY 2019/20.  To apply for a 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 (may list more than 1 development activity). 

Clubs can use the grants for whatever development activities they wish but the County requires a statement from the Club Chairman by the end of Feb 2020 stating the activities or items the grant has been spent on and a statement of the benefits realised. This must be submitted using the on-line form at:

Acceptance of the grant is confirmation that the Club will:

  • Support Gloucester County ASA activity 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 2018/19 otherwise or will be in-eligible for any grants/funding in FY 2019/20.
  • Provide volunteers for County run competitions as requested
  • Provide Officials as requested for County run meets
  • Support County Championships, 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


Tel: 07747 617204

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