About sports funding and grants
Funding is available for sports clubs and associations from Jersey Sport and the Jersey Clubmark scheme.
Some travel companies also provide concessions.
Jersey Sport travel grants
The Travel Grant aims to support Jersey athletes to develop and enable them to compete in competition or training camps by providing financial support with travel costs.
The Travel Grant Advisory Committee, appointed by Jersey Sport, will consider applications for travel grants from sports clubs and associations. A total of £125,000 is available through the Travel Grant Fund in 2018.
Typically, individual travel grants will be a minimum of £40 per person.
Activities that might be funded include;
Travel costs for athletes under the age of 23 to compete in competitions or training camps at a higher level than available on-island
Travel costs for a one-off event or series of events enabling disabled athletes to partake in competitions and training camps
Travel costs for a championship or series of events constituting a competition or training camp at a higher level than available on-island for senior performance athletes (over 23) on a recognised international development pathway
The Travel Grant Advisory Committee will also consider funding travel for coaches and chaperones to accompany athletes under the age of 18 or vulnerable adults.
Full details and guidance on funding, dates of the funding rounds and how to apply are available on the Jersey Sport website.
Alternatively, contact James Tilley, Sports Partnerhips Manager at Jersey Sport on 01534 449617, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jersey Clubmark funding
If you're already accredited or working towards the Jersey Clubmark scheme, you could get financial support for coach education up to Level 2, or a short film to be made about your club or event.
You can only apply for funding for one coach education course per year. You must sign an agreement setting out the terms and conditions of funding. We will take account of any funding that you have already received from other sources for coach education courses.
Level 1 coach education
You can get support for the travel and accommodation costs of the visiting tutor and the cost of facility hire.
The following is not covered:
- level 1 coach education courses off-island
- subsistence for the tutor
- tutor travel costs within Jersey
- course fees
If your club or association is able to deliver a Level 1 coaching course in-house (without bringing a tutor to the island) you could get up to £200 towards course fees.
Level 2 coach education
You can get support for the air or ferry travel and accommodation costs of up to three candidates to travel off-island up to three times in order to get a Level 2 coaching qualification. You can also get funding for up to 50% of the course fees for these candidates.
The following is not covered:
- subsistence for the candidates
- bus, train or taxi fares
If your club or association is able to deliver a Level 2 coaching course in-house (without bringing a tutor to the island) you could get up to 75% of the total cost of the course, depending on the number of candidates.
Jersey Clubmark: sports club award
Travel company concessions
Condor Ferries are currently offering a 15% discount in fares for clubs and associations. If you want to apply for this, you should contact Jersey Sport.