Applications open for START Water Polo programme

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  • Applications for the START Water Polo Programme are now closed.

Clubs and operators can now apply for funding to help encourage more people to take up water polo.

The START Water Polo Programme aims to get more players into Stages 8-10 Water Polo lessons or into clubs offering Water Polo Club Awards 1-3.

Funding is provided to either establish new sessions, improve current sessions or attract new people into existing sessions. Each club or centre is encouraged to apply for funding for whatever costs they feel will allow them to increase numbers and retention of junior players.

The application process

Any Swim England club, or any operator who currently deliver or want to deliver Stages 8-10 Water Polo or the Water Polo Club Awards 1-3, are eligible to apply for funding.

There is no limit on the amount of funding that can be applied for. Last year’s successful applicants received between £500 and £1,500. The project needs to be completed by 31 March 2019.

Each project should clearly demonstrate how the funding will be used to increase numbers into classes for the desired Stages.

Applications will be assessed on the level of impact of the project and the potential to attract and retain high numbers of new participants into structured water polo sessions.

If you have any queries please email Andy Fuller: