The Swimathon Foundation is providing grants of between £250 and £1,000 to small swimming and aquatic organisations experiencing short-term financial hardship from the effects of COVID-19, especially where access to financial support is not otherwise available.
These range from National Governing Body Affiliated Swim Clubs, Aquatic Clubs and Swim Schools to Independent Swimming Organisations.
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 November 2020 to 31 March 2021.
The funding will support 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
Priority will be given to organisations who are not eligible for and have not received funding from any government funded organisation or the first iterations of the Swimathon Covid-19 Relief Fund covering swimming or aquatics.
Organisations who applied in 2020 may reapply in 2021.
Applications will be accepted from 1 February 2021 to 26 February 2021.