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Top fundraising tips available to clubs at online Swim England seminars

Clubs can receive top tips on the best ways to boost their coffers through fundraising campaigns at online Swim England seminars.

The recognised national governing body’s Head of Fundraising Michael Mogan will be leading two sessions in November which will detail the best ways to create a plan to help raise money.

It comes as Sport England announced details of a £16.5 million Return to Play fund which has been set up to help groups, clubs and organisations which have been financially impacted by restrictions to help tackle the spread of coronavirus.

The free seminars will focus on the Return to Play: Active Together element of the fund, which has £1.5m available to clubs as part of a crowdfunding initiative.

Sports clubs and organisations are encouraged to set up their own campaigns to help sustain them through the coronavirus pandemic.

The Swim England seminars will look at the best ways to achieve this so clubs can gain matched funding from Sport England of up to £10,000 to cover the loss of income.

However, they will also touch on other areas of the Return to Play fund and other opportunities that can help bring cash into the clubs

The workshops take place on Wednesday 4 November and Wednesday 11 November from 6pm and clubs can sign up to three volunteers to attend by clicking here.

Claire Coleman, Swim England Head of Development, said: “The crowdfunding initiative will help clubs and organisations set up their own campaigns to help sustain them through the coronavirus crisis.

“It’s a great alternative if they don’t meet the criteria of the other aspects of the Return to Play package.

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“We’re keen to hear from any aquatics clubs that may have already had success through other fundraising campaigns to share their experiences.

“If you wish to get involved, please contact us by emailing volunteering@swimming.org.”

The other two elements of the Sport England Return to Play fund are small grants and the community asset fund.

A total of £10 million is in the small grants pot and clubs, groups and organisations can apply for between £300 and £10,000 to respond to the immediate challenges of returning to play in a Covid-19-safe environment.

The community asset fund has £5 million available to provide grants ranging in value from £10,001 to £50,000.

It will help local sports clubs and organisations to adapt and open important places and spaces that can help them welcome back their local community safely.

Further details about the Sport England packages are available by clicking here.

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