We understand that clubs are at the very heart of our sport. For this reason, we are fully committed towards supporting their growth and development in order to continually showcase and strengthen the great work that they do.
In order to offer meaningful and targeted support to Scottish clubs we are launching a Focus Club selection process. This will see us work with up to eight focus clubs (four MSA and four SACU) in 2018, who will each benefit from the support of our National Development Officer to deliver a given project or initiative.
To ensure our resource is channelled into projects that will generate the most impact for the sport, we are now inviting clubs to apply for support. Applications launch today (Monday 13 November) and will close on Friday 12 January 2018. Full details can be found in the application form (link at the bottom of this page).
The main criteria for selection for this programme is the desire and capacity to grow club membership and a willingness to work in partnership with SMS and other local community organisations over a 1 year period. The programme is open to all MSA or SACU affiliated clubs throughout Scotland.
If clubs are seeking public funding or support (e.g from sportscotland or local authorities) as part of their application, then it is worth noting that projects aimed at delivering upon the ‘Sport for Change’ agenda are more likely to be supported. The Sport for Change agenda is effectively concerned with improving people’s life through sport. I.e projects that aim to get people active and healthier; increase confidence and self-esteem; develop skills for life, learning or work; reduce crime and antisocial behaviour; and engage hard to reach groups.
Should your club wish to apply for Focus Club support in 2018, please complete click on the link below, read the guidance and complete the application form:
If you have any questions regarding the process or application form, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Gillian Sefton (Development Officer) on 07468481757 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Whilst we will only support up to eight Focus clubs next year, it is worth noting that our door is always open and we will still have capacity to support other clubs who approach us for support over the course of 2018.